Primary Care Support
Federations, Practice Mergers, Income Generation & Access
We have a successful track record using these models, and draw upon best practice utilising a number of unique approaches. The combination of a process-led approach, underpinned by strong implementation, secures excellent outcomes and income for our client base. These models offer a fantastic way forwards for Federations and we would be delighted to share with you how we make the best use of them, using live examples.
The requirement within these three contract models is that an entire pathway of care is managed and delivered across all providers. However, this is not simply about who administers the money within the contract, but rather about how by bringing all providers under one contract the service to patients, and the outcomes achieved, can be improved, while eradicating unexplained - unwarranted variation within the service delivery.
In 2013 NHS England published a guide for commissioners on the NHS Standard Contract, and how to use the Contract as an enabler to secure improvements in the quality of services and outcomes for patients.
For emerging GP federations, provider companies and super practices, there is now an option for the commissioner to contract using a prime, principle or alliance contract, where in the prime and principle options one contractor then subcontracts some of the work (parts of the care pathway) to other providers.