NHS England and the Local Government Association have announced the first eight sites which will combine health and social care funding, in the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme. The eight demonstrator sites initially comprise:
- Cheshire West and Chester.
- Tower Hamlets.
- South West Consortium.
NHS England and local councils announce radical power shift as first 10,000 high-need services users gain control of their own integrated health and social care budgets. London: NHS England, March 9th 2015.
“ …through the development of the IPC model, people with dementia will be offered more choices about their care with the goal of being able to stay independent for longer. Local leaders estimate enhanced personalised care plans will be in place for 60 per cent of dementia sufferers, with local support and treatment services better aligned to the needs of individuals and their carers”.
Possibly also of interest:
Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme. London [Online]: NHS England, 2014 / 2015.