About this event
This event was a high-level Chatham House discussion which considered whether the accountable lead provider (ALP) will be a viable model for commissioners in the reformed NHS.
As the name suggests, the accountable lead provider is a model of contracting where a single provider assumes responsibility (through a contract) for delivering an integrated pathway of services for a commissioner.
The accountable lead provider will therefore sub-contract with other providers to ensure the delivery of an integrated service for a defined client group or population.
The strength of the model is asserted to be that a commissioner can develop an outcomes-based contract with the accountable lead provider, and hence be able to lever a properly integrated service via the new set of incentives and provider relationships.
Delegates had the opportunity to:
- Explore the ways in which the ALP model could improve commissioning and patient care;
- Challenge and question commissioners and providers who are already using this model of working;
- Discuss how the ALP model might be used by clinical commissioners;
- Consider what support commissioners may require for this model of working;
- Examine how the ALP model might operate within the new policy framework of choice and competition.