Transforming healthcare in England’s core cities

Transforming healthcare in England's Core Cities report Transforming healthcare in England’s core cities shows 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.

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.

Read our news story and download the report below.

23 September 2015

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