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CUNNING LINGUISTS

PLAYING LINGO BINGO WITH LANGUAGE...

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We're taking the old wise saying...

 

If it LOOKS like a Duck...

SOUNDS like duck...

- it's probably a duck

 

NHS England officials, local councils, STP Boards, Hospital Trust CEOs,  are all busy running away from the words Accountable Care Organisation/System. They know we are onto them.

 

The NHS England Cunning Linguist department has supplied local authorites and STP partners with a whole new dictionary of absurd lingo to allay the fears of those pesky troublesome campaigners who are "ridiculous" to think that NHS England would dare to introduce a copy of the USA Medicare/Medicaid system.

 

DON'T BE FOOLED.

Some of the new words and phrases you will have seen or will soon see appearing.

 

Manage Demand or Demand Management

Integrated Care Partnerships & Systems

Place Based Care

Care Closer to Home

Aligned Budgets

Vertical & Horizontal Integration

Integrated Strategic Commissioning Function!

 

The use of clever "corporate positivity" is just smoke and mirror tricks to hide the fact that the path leads directly to the setting up of Accountable Care Organisations.

 

Designed on the failed USA Accountable Care Organisations these are now called the positive sounding "Integrated Care Systems".

 

But be under no illusion this simply means bundling your local NHS services into one block contract to be handled by one organisation for 5 - 10yrs with a fixed lump sum - controlling the finances to the providers beneath them who in turn will control their financial business by evaluating what services they can afford to deliver whilst at the same time maintaining "sustainability" (making money)

 

FIND OUT MORE

We're not fooled but maybe Local Councillors are?

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   If it LOOKS like a duck...

It's time to call out what we know. Please go to your

 

Council website - (Health Scrutiny, Health & Wellbeing Board)

STP Board website

Clinical Commissioning Group website

 

and find out what they are doing to create their new their Accountable Care System. Probably referred to as INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEM

 

If you can't find it on the website why not contact the Health & Wellbeing board and ask them?

 

"Who is in charge of setting up the Integrated Care System?"

"Is it operating now in shadow form?" (commonly known as 'in secret')

"Who are the partners?"

"Are the public going to be invited to participate?"

Who is accountable to the public.

 

The phrases again to look for:

 

Manage Demand or Demand Management

Integrated Care Partnerships & Systems

Place Based Care

Care Closer to Home

Aligned Budgets

Vertical & Horizontal Integration

Integrated Strategic Commissioning Function!

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WHAT THE DUCK?

DUCK BE SILLY

Accountable Care Organisations/Systems (ACOs) are a new form of public/private local health and social care organisations that are based on a business model used by the USA’s Medicare/Medicaid programme. They claim to IMPROVE INNOVATION AND INTEGRATION by "manage demand" methodology. CUTS. Restrictions to treatment.

 

USA Medicare provides only a limited range of care for people who are too poor to pay, or too ill to be eligible, for private health insurance. If allowed to be set up, Accountable Care Systems/Organisations would:

 

• threaten the core NHS principle of comprehensive healthcare for all who need it by restricting access to elective treatments - cataract removals, hip & knee ops etc.

 

• speed up the development of a two tier system where those with money pay to go private and the rest are left with a reduced NHS

 

• increase NHS privatisation, and potentially put private health companies in a position of control over local NHS and social care services.

 

We need the restoration of proper levels of NHS and social care funding - not the fragmentation and downgrade of our NHS to something resembling Medicare!

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