To support the continued expansion of Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) and the wider personalisation agenda, NHS England is leading a process on behalf of and with CCGs to ensure that IT solutions supporting the rollout of IPC and personal health budgets (PHBs) are high quality and represent value for money.
In February 2017, NHS England published a set of requirements for these IT solutions (PDF), following engagement with CCGs, local authorities and other local partners, and with people with experience of personalised care. The requirements are intended to be used by IT suppliers to develop appropriate solutions that support more personalised approaches to care.
NHS England’s intention is to publish an initial list of IT solutions that are compliant with the requirements, in summer 2017. This list will help commissioners in health and social care to assess the most appropriate IT solution for their circumstances, and the requirements can also form a basis for a local functional specification.
For any enquiries please contact Nicola Kay, Deputy Director of Personalisation and Choice at NHS England, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS England is building a network of IT leads in IPC sites and CCGs, to share learning and best practice between sites. If you are interested in joining this network, please contact Gabriela Lupu, Development Officer, email@example.com.