Is it really possible to provide effective services and save money at the same time?

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) must have a credible plan for how they will continue to deliver the local QIPP challenge for their health system. These plans should set out how the CCG will take responsibility for service transformation that will improve outcomes, quality and productivity, whilst reducing unwarranted variation and tackling inequalities, within their financial allocation.

They need a track record of delivery and progress against these plans, within whole system working, and contracts in place to ensure future delivery. CCGs will also need to demonstrate how they will exercise important functions, such as the need to promote research.

Our cost consequence model allows the potential monetary impact to be seen in advance of a commissioning decision being taken by allowing a number of different scenarios to be compared. These scenarios include variations in patient numbers, cluster populations and treatments (e.g., home-based versus crisis alternatives). As an aide to strategic planning, the tool also accommodates different reference costs allowing comparative modelling between different providers against a baseline set of costs.