Written Question on Accountable Care Organisations

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Date Title Questioner
6 Feb 2018, 4:13 p.m. Accountable Care Organisations Steve McCabe


What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to establish Accountable Care Organisations in the NHS.

Answer (Steve Barclay)

The proposed regulation changes do not ‘create’ Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). It is the awarding of an ACO contract by local commissioners that would create an ACO. The regulations simply ensure that current rules continue to apply to any ACO contract. NHS England has promised to publicly consult on the ACO contract before it is used anywhere in the NHS.

The Department will not bring forward legislation until NHS England has consulted on the draft ACO contract.

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