NHS England and the Local Government Association (LGA) have published their Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Emerging Framework. The aim is to enable patients and their families to commission their own care through personal budgets.
This framework explains the future model of care for patients in England with complex needs (including dementia, learning disabilities, mental health issues etc.) and clarifies the changes required to deliver more joined up health and social care. National rollout of the IPC Programme is planned to involve local areas signaling an interest in becoming early adopters of IPC, through local Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
“Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) is one of the pillars of the Five Year Forward View”. (p.2)
The emerging IPC framework is characterised by five key shifts in the model of care:
- Proactive coordination of care.
- Community capacity and peer support.
- Personalised care and support planning.
- Choice and control.
- Personalised commissioning and payment.
Other sections in this document cover:
- The emerging IPC framework.
- NHS England and the LGA’s approach to the programme.
- Annex 1: IPC product delivery timeline.
- Annex 2: IPC demonstrator sites.
Bennett, S. (2016). Integrated Personal Commissioning: Emerging Framework. London: NHS England and the Local Government Association (LGA), March 17th 2015. NHS England Publications Gateway Reference No. 05235.