The terms of reference for the Hewitt review were published on 6 December 2022. The review considers how the oversight and governance of integrated care systems (ICSs) can best enable them to succeed, balancing greater autonomy and robust accountability with a particular focus on real time data shared digitally with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and on the availability and use of data across the health and care system for transparency and improvement. It will cover ICSs in England and the NHS targets and priorities for which integrated care boards (ICBs) are accountable, including those set out in the government’s mandate to NHS England.
In particular, the review will consider and make recommendations on:
• how to empower local leaders to focus on improving outcomes for their populations, giving them greater control while making them more accountable for performance and spending
• the scope and options for a significantly smaller number of national targets for which NHS ICBs should be both held accountable for and supported to improve by NHS England and other national bodies, alongside local priorities reflecting the particular needs of communities
• how the role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can be enhanced in system oversight.
This event is for senior NHS finance and healthcare professionals and will provide delegates with the know-how to begin applying value in practice.
A delegate-led day tackling specific technical costing challenges and discussing some of the practicalities of implementing the costing standards.