The ways in which we plan, buy and monitor health and care services can be very complicated, with many layers and priorities. But at its heart it’s about making sure the services we provide deliver the best outcomes while delivering value for money from the Northamptonshire pound.
We are going to focus on a more collaborative approach to planning and buying health and care services based on the needs of our communities and the outcomes we want to deliver for them. We will move away from the traditional models, in which commissioners enter into individual contracts with different providers to serve different needs and objectives.
In short we will work together to combine resources and assets to deliver one set of aims and outcomes – we will all look at the big picture together rather than individually.