Uniting care review

In January 2016 NHS England commissioned an initial, independent review into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and Uniting Care Partnership (UCP) LLP, which ran from the 1 April 2015 until 3 December 2015.

The review has been conducted from a commissioning perspective. The scope of the work has included a review of relevant documentation and discussion with key staff members to identify the root causes and contributory factors that led to the termination of the contract. The review has also been informed by contributions to a mailbox through this website.

The report has identified specific and wider lessons to be learned and makes recommendations for further action, for NHS England as well as Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Following significant public interest in the matter, in August 2016 NHS England commissioned a further investigation into three specific areas: the role of the CCG executive leadership and Governing Body through the procurement and contract period, the role of the external advisors and the effectiveness of the Gateway review process. The report by PWC for NHS England, available in full on the link below, contains key observations and recommendations relating to these three areas.