Developing NHS-led Lead Provider Collaboratives: FAQs to support you

NHS-led lead provider collaboratives represent an opportunity to transform health care delivery while driving improvements in patient outcomes and lived experience. All of which support the ambitions of the long-term plan.

Indeed, provider collaboratives are the cornerstone of the NHS’s mental health implementation framework and from April this year, provider collaboratives are to become the vehicle for delivering all specialised mental health, learning disability and autism services. And October has seen the first ten fast track provider collaboratives go live - these collaboratives will take on the budgets and the care pathway for their population, commissioning specialised mental health services covering children and young people mental health inpatient services, adult low and medium secure care and adult eating disorder services.

We share insights from our learning and experience of working with provider collaboratives on what makes a successful collaborative – the honeymoon can fade fairly quickly as you get down to the difficult issues.

We have prepared 10 FAQs to guide you through the process of forming a collaborative.

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