Supporting strategic commissioning: collaborative working between CCGs AND AHSNs

Authors:
NHS CLINICAL COMMISSIONERS, ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE NETWORK
Publisher:
NHS Clinical Commissioners
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
16
Place of publication:
London

Using a series of case studies, this joint report shows how collaboration between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and academic health science networks (AHSNs) can bring positive benefits to local patients and populations. The case studies include: the implementation of Age UK’s low cost care coordination service developed with the South West AHSN across seven CCGs in Kent, resulting in a reduction of emergency hospital admissions and an improvement citizen’s self-assessment of wellbeing; collaboration between UCLPartners and Newham CCG, which brought together representatives from health, social care, and education to improve the health of the local population; and collaboration between Somerset CCG and South West AHSN which used data and analytics to predict unplanned hospital admissions and reduce A&E admissions. The report identifies three areas that contribute to the most effective collaborations between CCGs and AHSNs: the development of strong relationships; focusing on a specific issue; and focusing on delivery at scale, making AHSNs natural partners for commissioners working as a part of a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
case studies, collaboration, joint working, clinical commissioning groups, commissioning, NHS, health care, service development, cost effectiveness;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
England
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