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What is Integrated Personal Commissioning and where has it come from?

A guide for all involved in the development of Education, Health and Care Planning.

The Five Year Forward View sets out a vision for how the NHS can respond to the changing expectations of health and care in the 21st century, focusing on reducing avoidable health conditions and supporting people to live healthier lives for longer. At its core is empowering people and communities to play an active role in their health and wellbeing, with greater choice and control over how their support and care is organised and delivered.

Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) is central to implementing this transformation, through five key shifts in the way services provide support:

  • Proactive coordination of care
  • Community capacity and peer support
  • Personalised care and support planning
  • Choice and control
  • Personalised commissioning and payment

Underpinning all these key shifts are a number of enablers such as leadership, coproduction, managing change and supporting the workforce.

IPC will be a mainstream model of care for people with highest health and care needs, planned and delivered in partnership with social care and the VCSE sector.

There are currently 18 IPC demonstrator sites around the country; they are working with the National NHS England team to rapidly develop and test practical tools and other information which will support the wider rollout of IPC. You can find more information at the IPC website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ipc/

Tags: Partnership & Joint Commissioning, Guide

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