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Focus on local implementation of new models of care

The Five Year Forward View (5YFV) of October 2014 set out several new care models designed to ‘dissolve traditional boundaries’ between general practice, community services, hospitals and social care.

Vanguard sites were selected in early 2015 to test these new models of integration, though movement towards more integrated care is already well underway in many parts of England.

Nationally supported integration plans in vanguard sites and some non-vanguard areas have been moving swiftly and a number of LMCs are grappling with proposals for major changes to local service commissioning and provision as a result of PACS, ACO (accountable care organisation) and MCP development. 

This short piece of guidance, focusing on GP contracting arrangements, has been written as a starting point for LMCs facing local proposals for new models of care.


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Download 'Focus on local implementation of new models of care - GP contractual implications