As the NHS moves away from historical approaches and towards a more collaborative focus in managing system resources there is need to ensure confidence and transparency that resources are being used in an effective way. SCW has extensive experience of building aligned incentive and outcome-based governance frameworks that can inform approaches to Alliance, Integrated Care Provider and Primary Care Network contracts.

Our experts are able to develop contracts which have proportionate governance frameworks, information schedules, payment mechanisms, cost transfer and sustainability models and schedules that support the understanding and reduction of unwarranted variation. In line with international evidence, SCW is able to support system partners to achieve their aspirations by acting as an independent party and providing reports that give a single version of truth for a system. This enables partners to measure and ensure that planned financial, activity and clinical outcomes are being achieved.

Contract management solutions

We operate our services at scale across a wide geographical area. This has enabled us to develop bespoke contract management solutions tailored to match the needs of the health economies we serve. With an eye to the future, we have rolled out contracting approaches including Alliance Contracts, Aligned Incentive Contracts and Prime Provider Contracts. We are able to offer a full range of service from advice and guidance on complex contracting and contract finance issues to a comprehensive management service.

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