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Accountable care – the art of the possible

The NHS continues to develop plans for population-based integrated health systems. ‘A seven step guide to accountable care’ which we co-produced with NHS Providers earlier this year addressed  in brief how NHS organisations might respond to proposals for...

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Healthcare newsbrief: Winter 2017 edition now available

Welcome to the winter edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. Many of you will be reading this at the NHS Providers conference where many of the issues we are writing about – from moving towards digital records to the issues around moving to an accountable care organisation – will be either discussed or on the minds of delegates...

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The changing landscape of health and social care

Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View (March 2017) sets out plans for the transition of the NHS to population-based integrated health systems. This will be achieved by the evolution of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) into ‘accountable care’ models. So what is accountable care, what will it look like in the NHS and how will it affect smaller providers such as charities and social enterprises?

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Manchester Trusts complete landmark merger

On 1 October 2017 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) merged to form the largest NHS foundation trust in the country: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

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Clinician incentives – the ‘other’ impact of the private healthcare order

A flurry of activity in spring this year saw private hospitals adjusting to the reality of the Competition and Markets Authority’s Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order. As a result, consultants have been approached and asked to sign new agreements with the hospitals - the end result for many practitioners is an arrangement which looks quite different from what they have been used to over the years. Here, we explain the changes and the need for compliance.

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