New Models of Care: MCPs, PACS and care homes frameworks now published
PACS framework: This framework outlines the next steps required to set up the model – including the need to develop new contractual, funding and organisational form. It sets out three contractual options that will help make a phased transition towards a fully-fledged PACS – a single provider with a single contract for all local health and care services.
More info is available at: NHS England PACS framework
Care homes framework: Lays out a clear vision for providing joined up primary, community and secondary, social care to residents of care and nursing homes, via a range of in reach services.
Key components which define the care homes model are put forward, with practical guidance explaining how organisations and providers can make the transition and implement the whole model. These plans can help transform the way care is delivered, with staff from across health and social care organisations working together as part of multidisciplinary teams – joining up care for residents.
More info is available at: NHS England Care Homes framework
MCP framework: Includes proposals for how the new voluntary contract may work. It proposes the contract will be a multi-year contract with payment operating on the basis of a whole population budget, a new pay-for-performance incentive scheme and risk-and gain-share agreement with the acute sector.
More info is available at: NHS England’s New Care Models site