This report explores the accountability and performance management arrangements for CCGs and looks at the implications of STPs and accountable care systems for these| The Nuffield Trust
The NHS has developed systems to hold both providers and commissioners of NHS services to account. These have arguably become more complex with the introduction of 44 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs). This report from the Nuffield Trust draws on analysis and insights from the current system, and explores the challenges and opportunities presented by STPs for accountability in the NHS. It is based on 13 interviews with senior CCG leaders and NHS England policy makers which took place in September 2016.
The report also explores how commissioners and providers respond to different approaches to accountability and performance management. The report then considers the implications of this learning for the future development of STPs, accountable care organisations and accountable care systems.
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