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Croydon drafting £1.7bn older people contract


15 October 2014

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An integrated health and social care contract for over 65s will has been approved by Croydon clinical commissioning group (CCG) and the local council. 
Although the organisations have yet to settle on a value for the contract, it is estimated to require £1.7 billion over a ten year period. 
The contract could potentially include: 
 – Community services. 
 – Continuing care. 
 – Elective and non-elective acute care. 

An integrated health and social care contract for over 65s will has been approved by Croydon clinical commissioning group (CCG) and the local council. 
Although the organisations have yet to settle on a value for the contract, it is estimated to require £1.7 billion over a ten year period. 
The contract could potentially include: 
 – Community services. 
 – Continuing care. 
 – Elective and non-elective acute care. 
 – Mental health. 
 – Primary care. 
 – Social care. 
Croydon Council and CCG are hoping to use a provider alliance model, where all providers on the contract have an equal stake in providing good care. 
The organisations are also looking into an outcomes-based capitation payment model to reimburse the providers.
The contract will be finalised over the next year, with an expected start date of 2016. 
Anthony Brzezicki, clinical chair of Croydon CCG, said: “A lot of people have been involved in this project and there is growing belief that this approach offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver a much needed step-change improvement in health and social care services.”

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