- The Year of Care Pilot Programme
- The policy context
- Why Year of Care? The case for change
- What works for LTCs
- Care planning - what is it?
- The benefits
- The care planning training support programme
- Information technology
- Commissioning and Year of Care
- Involving and engaging patients and the public
- Needs assessment for self management support
- Commissioning care planning the nuts and bolts including currencies and tariffs
- Non traditional provider development and menu of care
- Care Planning and diabetes service redesign
- The YOC Commissioning Model for long term conditions
- About us - Year of Care Partnerships
- How to get going with care planning
- Year of Care resources
- Year of care document library
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Provider development and menu of care
Pilot sites had difficulties identifying services to support self management (SSM) and commissioning new ones and devised a range of local solutions.
Non-traditional providers such as voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises can provide tailor made solutions to support people with lifestyle choices, peer support and social contact to reduce isolation, and increase knowledge and confidence leading to better health outcomes.
Year of Care produced a guide Thanks for the petunias: a guide to developing and commissioning non traditional services (PDF 809KB) / Summary (PDF 48.3KB) to support more effective commissioning of community based services to meet the wider social self -management support needs of people with long term conditions (LTCs).
The guide helps to address self management support for LTCs, health inequalities, personalisation and sustainable commissioning. It includes top tips, practical examples and how to do it suggestions.
Issues addressed in the report include
- Non-traditional services (including lifestyle
support) are often not seen as therapeutic by clinicians
- Clinicians lack knowledge about and confidence
in local services
- Mechanisms are not flexible enough to support
multiple small providers and commissioners are inexperienced in this area
- How to identify, measure and feedback quality
outcomes to referring teams and commissioners.
- Tariffs and funding issues for third sector
The guide provides
1. A framework to demonstrate the improved outcomes and cost benefits of linking care planning to community SSM
2. A suggested commissioning model based on a lead non-traditional provider, which overcomes a majority of the barriers and issues