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ACO (MCP/PACS) contracts

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In October 2015 the Government announced the intention to create a new ‘voluntary’ contract to be used by GPs in England, working with others, that would provide ‘at scale’ general practice (i.e. over populations of at least 30,000-50,000 patients, but possibly larger depending on the services they cover).

This has been developed by NHS England via the New Business Models Development Group, resulting in the publication of the multispecialty community provider (MCP) emerging care model and contract framework followed by the full MCP contract.

The collection of resources below provides information on the main elements pertaining to the ACO contract and GPC’s key concerns relating to the various contracting models.


Useful resources

Legal guidance on ACOs

Read our member briefing on ACOs

Focus on MCP care model framework

Focus on virtual MCPs and Alliance agreements

ACO overview