Transforming healthcare in England’s Core Cities

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Transforming healthcare in England's Core Cities reportNHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) today launch a new publication showing how CCGs in England’s Core Cities are taking up the challenge set out in the Five Year Forward View and transforming the way in which healthcare is delivered to the benefit of their local population.

Developing new partnerships, ensuring equity of care across diverse populations, improving wellbeing, and finding better ways to provide healthcare services are the key themes of the report Transforming healthcare in England’s core cities.

A range of innovative new approaches are featured including:

  • devolution in Manchester;
  • a large scale social prescribing programme in Newcastle, where payments are made to the provider based on outcomes;
  • a scheme ensuring patients in Birmingham receive the same standard of care from their GP regardless of which practice in the city they attend;
  • a GP surgery based clinic to support women affected by female genital mutilation in Bristol.

The report also sets out changes that could be made centrally to support CCGs including ensuring genuine independence for local commissioning, giving flexibility when it comes to contracting services, and improving data sharing.

Tim MoorheadDr Tim Moorhead, Chair of the NHSCC Core Cities Network says: “The Five Year Forward View calls on CCGs to develop innovative new ways of delivering healthcare – this report demonstrates how commissioners across eight of England’s largest cities are doing just that. It also shows how the knowledge and credibility conferred by local clinically led leadership is key in allowing commissioners to make bold decisions necessary to transform health and wellbeing for their local population.”

To read the full report click here.

23 September 2015