Across the country, NHS leaders have been developing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View. Nearly all of the STPs involve creating new models of accountable care provision. Some are planning MCPs, others the bigger primary and acute care systems (PACS) model, under which all hospital services are also included under a single form of integrated provision. The underlying logic of an MCP is that by focusing on prevention and redesigning care, it is possible to improve health and wellbeing, achieve better quality, reduce avoidable hospital admissions and elective activity, and unlock more efficient ways of delivering care.
This document defines what being a multispecialty community provider (MCP) means by assembling features from the 14 MCP vanguards into a common framework.