Delays and name change for second wave of 'accountable care systems'


Full story in The HSJ, 29 January 2018

The announcement of a second wave of “accountable care systems” has been delayed, local NHS leaders have been told. The ACS programme will go ahead in the coming months but probably under a new name – most likely removing “accountable care” and instead using “integrated” care, HSJ understands.

Several areas of the country that have been in discussions to be designated in a second wave of ACSs were initially told decisions would be announced by early 2018. They have now been told this has been delayed, according to senior figures in several of these areas.