Making Accountable Care Happen

Accountable care is seen as a key structural reform to drive transformational change in the NHS. In this occasional paper we provide a working definition  of the key components of an Accountable Care Organisation (ACO). This draws on the prescriptions of current NHS England guidance and frameworks plus the findings from concurrent evaluation of the Pioneer ACOs in the US.  The ...


In this Briefing Paper we examine the current bed and financial pressures affecting NHS acute hospitals over the winter 2016/17.     An initial international comparison could lead to the conclusion that the NHS is simply not generously provided with bed capacity.   However, a deeper analysis suggests that this is not the core issue.   Instead what we find is a perfect storm. Download our Briefing ...


Population Health Management

Core to the STPs  is a focus on more pro-active care for people with chronic disease.  In one large STP footprint, an analysis of the population using the Johns Hopkins ACGs risk adjustment tool has highlighted the opportunities for proactive programmes with co-production  as a core objective. Download our document here  


From one year to the next – welcome to our blog

2016 - an exciting year for Conrane IHS. We supported the business cases for two NHS Vanguard sites, while our work on clinical care coordination for people with complex needs figured at two major international conferences.     Clinical care coordination is a co-production model which builds patient knowledge and self-care skills within individual, patient-centred care programmes.   David Cochrane ...