Legal update for CCGs - DAC Beachcroft

Legal update for CCGs

Following last week's publication of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), we invite you to join our expert legal advisers for our second CCG legal update. We will be looking at what the LTP means for commissioners and providers and how they will be expected to work together within Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and New Business Models in the next five to ten years.

An ICS brings together local organisations to redesign care and improve population health, creating shared leadership and action. The LTP suggests that by April 2021, ICSs will cover the whole country, growing out of the current network of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). Commissioners will make shared decisions with providers on how to use resources, design services and improve population health (other than a limited number of decisions that commissioners will need to make independently, for example in relation to procurement and contract award). Primary care, mental health services, physical care and social care will be delivered together, as commissioners and providers focus on care at 'place' level.

While the benefits of integrated commissioning and provision are significant, there are challenges along the way. In particular we will be exploring:

  • The LTP's headline aims, such as sustained funding and increased access to mental health services for children and young people
  • New contracting mechanisms linked to collaborative ways of system working and how to procure and consult for these new models of care
  • How ICSs link to STPs and can link to ICPs (formerly ACOs)
  • The LTP's proposals to cut delays and costs of procurement and free up NHS commissioners to decide the circumstances in which they should use procurement
  • Public sector challenges, including the recent Court of Appeal confirmation of the legality of the payment mechanism in the ICP (ACO) Contract, on which DAC Beachcroft acted for NHS England

This event will be of interest to a wide range of CCG and provider colleagues – including contract managers, finance and procurement teams, as well as colleagues involved in service delivery.

Please contact our events team to register. 

This session is free of charge and lunch will be provided.


March 5 2019



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