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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: ccg.nhs.uk (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.