Acevo calls for alliance contracting to integrate health and social care
Acevo has called for alliance contracting between the third and public sectors to help prevent future crises in the NHS.
A new report from the association suggests the NHS work directly with groups of third sector organisations before contracts are put out to tender, so as to most effectively involve charities and social enterprises in the design of interventions.
Alliance Contracting: Building New Collaborations to Deliver Better Healthcare calls for political parties to commit to putting alliance contracts in place in health and care during the next parliament, and ensure commissioners can deploy alliance contracts as a genuine alternative to traditional contracts.
The report recommended a Collaborative Commissioning Unit be set up in government to examine how alliance contracting can be used so it develops existing engagement with the third sector.