Monitor has updated guidance and background information to help healthcare service providers, commissioners of services, and health and wellbeing boards, to comply with specified integrated care license obligations.
Content headings comprise:
- Licensed providers.
- Unlicensed providers.
- Provider appraisal and regulation.
- The payment system.
- Commissioning and contracting.
- Collaboration (including information-sharing).
- Structural integration.
Complying with Monitor’s integrated care requirements. London [Online]: Monitor, January 14th 2015.
Integrated care: how to comply with Monitor’s requirements. London: Department of Health, January 14th 2015.
Dispute Over 2015/16 National Tariff Payments
NHS Providers, representing hospital trusts, has rejected plans for next year’s payment system. These proposed tariff reductions are designed to transfer funding into services outside of hospitals and so improve care into the community. Unfortunately, 80% of hospitals are in deficit already.
Triggle, N. (2015). Hospitals and NHS bosses at loggerheads over funding. London: BBC Health News, January 29th 2015.