Services and HLP
Kingston CCG’s 2015/16 Commissioning Intentions reflect increased collaborative working between the CCGs in SW London, which enabled the publication in June 2014 of the joint CCGs 5 Year Strategy for SW London.
These Commissioning Intentions are also influenced by national Better Care Fund guidance and local progress in planning and implementing the Better Care Programme6 , described in the revised Better Care Fund Plan.
The broad principles to be applied across SW London are:
1- Improving primary care and community services and delivering locally-led integrated care initiatives,
2- For acute providers Kingston CCG will expect progress and a clear trajectory towards achievement of the London Quality Standards,
3- No proposals for major services change will be put forward at acute providers in the 2015/16 Commissioning Intentions, though we recognise this is an issue we will need to return to in the years ahead,
4- For mental health services, commissioners would like to use CQUIN differently, with commissioners having more input into how CQUIN monies are used, and move towards an umbrella contract with other trusts around areas such as management of dementia payments in urgent care
In Kingston, there are a range of services that offer support to drug and alcohol users free of charge through pharmacies:-