Provider development

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Provider development may incorporate redesigning care pathways, demand management, helping existing providers to improve services and introducing new providers, as well as decommissioning services.

Tips on searching the web:

When searching the internet, suggested terms include…

  •  (“provider development” OR providing OR provider* OR AQP)
  • COMBINE WITH keywords reflecting the topic area you are focusing upon.
  • To limit to NHS papers, try combining your results with: (ccg OR nhs). To look for CCG publications add the following to your google search:  site: (note the space before the CCG.)
  • You can search for terms such as “board paper” / “strategy” to help to locate Trust papers

Also have a look at our summary of tips on searching the web.

Managing demand – case studies
Case studies from Pulse Practical Commissioning of referral management schemes. (Registration on Pulse required)

Better Care Better Value indicators
This easy to use on-line tool from NHS Institute helped PCTs determine the potential for shifting care out of the acute setting. It incorporates data, and a function that allows shift potentials to be shown as patient attendances. (Note – NHS III closed on 31 March 2013 and the future uncertain.)

Shaping PCT provider services: The future for community health
A Kings Fund report, 2009.


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