Multispecialty community provider vanguards

There are 14 multispecialty community provider vanguards, working to develop a population based health and social care model.

These vanguards were selected following a rigorous process, involving workshops and the engagement of key partners and patient representative groups.

  1. Calderdale Health and Social Care Economy
  2. Wellbeing Erewash
  3. Fylde Coast Local Health Economy
  4. The Connected Care Partnership (Sandwell and West Birmingham)
  5. West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Ltd
  6. All together better Sunderland
  7. Dudley Multispecialty Community Provider
  8. Encompass (Whitstable, Faversham, Canterbury, Ash and Sandwich)
  9. Stockport Together
  10. Tower Hamlets Together
  11. Better Local Care (Hampshire)
  12. West Cheshire Way
  13. Lakeside Healthcare (Northamptonshire)
  14. Principia Partners in Health (Southern Nottinghamshire)

Multispecialty community provider framework

In 2015/16, during the first year of the new care models programme, the 14 MCP vanguards focused on defining and establishing their local MCP plans. In year two they focused on implementing, testing and refining these plans whilst measuring the impact on patients, staff and partner organisations.

Now in the third year of the programme, the vanguards are being supported to drive forward the delivery of their MCP’s. This includes fully implementing the care model as defined in the MCP framework and shaping approaches to commissioning for an MCP through contracting.

Many of the MCP vanguards have been involved in designing participation options for GPs and identifying the implications of these new organisational forms.

A further aspect for the vanguards during the final year of the programme is supporting others to learn from their experience, to expand and spread their care models through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), which are key to the future delivery of health and care services.

MCP Framework

The multispecialty community provider emerging care model and contract framework document, published July 2016, describes what being an MCP means, based on assembling the core features from the 14 MCP vanguards into a common framework.

Draft multispecialty community provider (MCP) Contract

A draft version of this MCP Contract was published in December 2016, together with a set of supporting documents that provide additional information. Feedback was invited on these until 20 January 2017. Although the documents concern the MCP model, many of the principles are transferable to other new models of care. The draft MCP Contract is the product of intensive joint work with a number of vanguards with whom we are co-developing the approach to ensure that the Contract will help facilitate local plans.

In summer 2017, an updated version of the MCP/ACO Contract, using the feedback provided, will be published for initial use by vanguards. This will inform a further revision and a formal consultation in late 2017/early 2018.

The draft MCP Contract and supporting documents are available below:

What it’s like working in a Multispecialty Community Provider