New Care Models and STPs Roundup

Hempsons is pleased to bring you the first in its series of news updates on new care models, STPs and integration.

1. Governing for transformation: STPs and governance – a joint report by Hempsons and NHS Providers

The effective creation and delivery of local system sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) is now a key task for any healthcare leader. There is a clear consensus that creating effective governance for the STP process is vital, but this is not something that has collectively been done well enough up to now, and it is recognised as a potentially complex issue.

In partnership with NHS Providers, we have launched a report, Governing for transformation: STPs and governance.

The report sets the context for STPs, identifies the challenges for organisations, examines the role of the board, and addresses the constraints of current legislation.

Read more and download the report here.


2. MCP contract published

In July 2016 NHS England published the multispecialty community provider (MCP) emerging care model and contract framework. As well as describing the MCP care model in more detail, it introduced the emerging contract and business model that underpin it.

A draft version of this MCP Contract has now been published, together with a set of supporting documents that provide additional information and NHS England are inviting feedback on these. The documents include:

  • Template Integration Agreement
  • Template Alliance Agreement

Although the documents concern the MCP model, many of the principles are transferable to other new models of care.

The draft MCP Contract is the product of intensive joint work with a number of vanguards with whom NHS England are co-developing the approach to ensure that the Contract will help facilitate local plans.

See the draft MCP contract on the NHS England website.


3. Consultation on NHS Pension Scheme

The Department of Health is consulting on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme rules to support the development of NHS England’s new models of care as described in the Five Year Forward View.

The consultation document describes these changes and presents the draft statutory instrument, which also includes a set of technical corrections and clarifications to further improve the operation of the Pension Scheme rules.

The consultation closes on 26 January 2017 at 11.45pm.

See our newsflash for more information.

View consultation document here.


4. Integration Resource Centre

Hempsons’ Integration Resource Centre contains a series of articles and in-depth reports on new care models, integration, STPs and governance.

Have a browse through the available topics and contact us if you have any questions.

Go to the Integration Resource Centre.


5. STF bonuses

NHS trusts that are able to meet or better their financial targets in 2016-17 will be offered an additional “revenue bonus”, NHS Improvement has confirmed.

A letter sent to trusts by the regulator, seen by HSJ, says the bonus payments will come partly from sustainability and transformation funding allocated to providers that are unable to meet their financial targets. The rest will come from unallocated STF.

Read article in full on HSJ’s website.

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