Why do we need a MPS?
Adult health and social care provision is changing. Future commissioning decisions and service planning need to take into account the desire to:
- Give people more control in their health and care, and to deliver community based care (see Our Health, Our Care, Our Say 2007)
- Realise the vision set out in Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures
- Maintain and improve quality within the context of central government funding restraints
- Develop personalised budgets, and personalised care (See Think Local, Act Personal)
- Stimulate a new tier of community based health and wellbeing provision
Commissioning is increasingly being shaped by reference to outcomes and by what individuals see as important. This necessitates an integrated and partnership approach to service provision. Changes to commissioning are happening at a time of very real financial restraint.
The North East Lincolnshire integrated market position statement:
- Gives providers an understanding of the priorities and direction of travel identified by North East Lincolnshire CCG in order to deliver better quality care and outcomes along with choice and control to local people
- Demonstrates the way the CCG will work with all current and potential providers to secure the services needed in North East Lincolnshire
- Reflects the National priorities identified in recent publications such as Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, theHealth and Social Care Act 2012, and the Government white paper 'Caring for our Future' 2012. Of key relevance is the Care Act 2014, which introduces new duties which impact on the way commissioners purchase services and facilities in their area.