Finance staff have a key role in ensuring financial incentives are designed effectively and form part of a wider financial strategy to reduce health inequalities. Financial incentives should be considered as one tool of many, not to be used in isolation but as part of a wider change programme. They work best when they are simple, predictable, use a clear evidence base and are designed to avoid the pitfalls.
This briefing summarises the financial incentives which are already built in at a national level, and looks at opportunities for individual systems to use financial incentives at a local level. Where relevant, the briefing considers how incentives support NHS England’s Core20PLUS5 approach on health inequalities. This is a national approach which provides structure and directs integrated care boards on which areas they might prioritise in order to have the greatest impact.
A case study on the Bolton quality contract that looks at how it incentivises organisations to improve health inequalities.
In this one hour lunch and learn session you will hear from the South Central Branch winners of the Diversity & Inclusion Award.