A grassroots NHS campaign. Not affiliated to any of the political parties.
The government quango NHS England calls it “Integrated Care”.
That’s just another misleading term designed to confuse and distract us all from the fact
that it is really USA Accountable Care.
Think ACCOUNTSable Care - nothing to do with democratic accountability - it's purely financial accounting for reducing unplanned hospital admissions, not just emergencies but also the so-called modern epidemics such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, that cause many people to end up in hospital.
USA Accountable Care (Integrated Care here) is all about keeping people out of hospital in return for money incentives in the payment and contracting process. (because Providers need profits)
This means NHS decisions are no longer made by clinicians on the basis of clinical needs.
Instead they are now made by commissioners (acting like insurance companies) solely on the basis of finance.
This is why we've teamed up with campaigners across the country to stop the imposition of USA Style Accountable Care on our NHS. Following our meeting in Leeds we are now developing agreed campaign actions focused on:
Launching local campaigns to protect NHS, social care and public health services in the face of cuts and redisorganisations imposed by Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships /Integrated Care Systems, and justified by successive governments’ “austerity” lies.
Working with MPs and Trades Unions to make sure an updated NHS Reinstatement Bill is enacted by Parliament as soon as possible
Simple to download information sheets and leaflet templates are available to support you and your group in both local & national actions.
The first of these - Foundation Trust Hospital Elected Governors & Members - is ready for download now. Others are to follow soon.
If you have any immediate questions about the campaign contact us by email
You can also register with our campaign to receive updates and information as we get it.
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To find out more about the ongoing development of Integrated Care you can visit
our sister website - CK999 - where regular in-depth investigative articles are posted.
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5 YEAR OPERATIONAL PLANS
The most urgent of our calls to action.
We have to URGENTLY alert our local council Scrutiny Committees that they need to be calling in NHS England reps to explain what they are planning.
To register public complaint and questioning to local hospital boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Sustainability & Transformation Boards.
To notify your local MP that they should not allow these plans to progress until there is full explanation and consultation with the public.