Commissioners hit by rising generics costs
Why are generics costs rising and how will it affect commissioners? Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are claiming gener…
Government ministries, top-level NHS organisations, local authorities and clinical commissioning bodies have signed a healthcare devolution deal.
Its aim is to allow London-wide planning and delivery of healthcare and social care services for London’s often fast growing and mobile people, which also includes a rapidly growing older population.
The national bodies are expected to work with London at local, multi-borough and London-wide levels to enable services that are currently separate to provide more joined-up care and to implement appropriate payment models.
These include payments systems designed to provide appropriate incentives where patients with chronic conditions are managed in the community rather than in hospitals.
Regulation is also to be reorganised to cover the new delivery ‘systems’ rather than individual providers, and to support prevention, early intervention and integration.
The London Health and Care Collaboration Agreement signatories also plan to:
London.gov.uk: London health and care devolution