NHS England transformation fund call to bid

Posted on 22 December 2016 (Permalink)

To support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency, NHS England has created a transformation fund.

This funding will enable local areas to deliver on key ambitions identified by the independent cancer and mental health taskforces. Additionally we will continue to build on the Transforming Care priority for those with learning disabilities and kick start, at scale, revolutions for diabetes treatment and prevention

The Planning Guidance for 2017-2019 set out that NHS England would:

  • Use the Best Possible Value framework approach to assess all transformation investment decisions.
  • Run a single co-ordinated application process to minimise the administrative burden on local areas who would be applying for funding.

This single coordinated application process will support NHS England to make best possible value investment decisions.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are central to this process and all bids should be explicitly linked to the relevant local STP plans. This process is open to any STP, although individual organisations or alliances may bid on behalf of an STP for this funding; submission of applications must be via STPs.

The interventions for which transformation funding are available are:

  • Improving access to psychological therapies (Integrated IAPT)
  • Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Liaison Services for Adults and Older Adults
  • Early diagnosis for people with cancer
  • Cancer recovery package
  • Cancer stratified follow-up pathways
  • Improving uptake of structured education for people with diabetes
  • Improving the achievement of the NICE recommended treatment targets
  • New or expanded multi-disciplinary footcare teams (MDFTs)
  • New or expanded diabetes inpatient specialist nursing services (DISNs)
  • Reducing reliance on specialist inpatient care for people with learning disabilities
  • Reduction in children with learning disabilities placed away from their home and local community.

The deadline for submission is 18 January. To read more, go to the NHS England website