Dudley ACO contract set back

Full story in the HSJ, 5 January 2018

The procurement to establish a pioneering “accountable care organisation” model in the NHS has been further delayed, HSJ has learned.

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is in the process of trying to establish what would be one of a very small number, or perhaps the only example, of an advanced ACO type model, bringing the running of core GP services together with general NHS care.

It had been planning to award the contract by April this year, with services commencing during 2018-19. However, the CCG today confirmed to HSJ that it was now aiming for a start date in 2019.