In recent months we have received a number of requests for informal advice on how the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition (Principles and Rules) might apply to:
We would like to review some examples of these sorts of arrangements to understand them better and identify good practice.As these issues have broader application to the design and commissioning of patient treatment pathways, we have decided to provide some informal advice using case studies to illustrate how the Principles and Rules might apply to these sorts of arrangements.
We will analyse the costs and benefits which may arise from these arrangements and in particular will consider the application of:
The case studies will be based on examples of referral processes provided by commissioners and providers. Our informal advice will include recommendations to support commissioners to design services in the patient care pathway that are consistent with the Principles and Rules.
The CCP invites submissions in writing from interested individuals and organisations on this issue.
It is proposed that submissions are provided by Tuesday 5 March using the email address: email@example.com.
|CCP calls for submissions||June 2012|
|Closing date for submissions||18 July 2012|
|Intended publication of informal advice||Autumn 2012|
|Closing date for further submissions on discussion paper||5 March 2013|