Projects

NEW Devon CCG outcomes-based commissioning demonstrator for alcohol dependency

OPM Group has been providing commissioner advisory support to North Eastern & Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to initially explore the feasibility of an outcomes-based commissioning approach for tackling alcohol dependency. Following the feasibility study, OPM has been asked to support the CCG to develop a full business for a Social Impact Bond.

Background

NEW Devon CCG (with partners Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, SW Academic Health Science Network, University of Plymouth, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and Exeter CVS) secured a development grant from the Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund to explore the feasibility of an outcomes-based commissioning approach for tackling alcohol dependency. This is seen as a demonstrator project, and will inform wider commissioning practice in the region.

What did we do?

We have been providing commissioner advisory support for the feasibility study, with additional lead responsibilities for outcome and financial modelling. Following the successful completion of the feasibility study, we are invited by NEW Devon CCG and partners to continue supporting the development of a full business case for a Social Impact Bond to tackle alcohol dependency. This includes project management support, specific lead responsibility in further financial and outcome modelling, support for provider engagement, and support for investor engagement.

Outcome

The feasibility study was completed successfully, with the Executive and Finance Committees at the CCG approving work for a full business case. We contributed to a learning and reflection session and have been sharing the lessons learned with other colleagues within the CCG and partner organisations.