The three Long Term Condition Whole System Demonstrator sites are currently in a detailed planning phase. We anticipate that the plans will be substantially complete by the end of November.
Funding of £12 million has been made available in 2007-08 to support these demonstrator pilots. Funding for future years is being agreed following the recent announcement of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement for health.
Stakeholder engagement is key to the development and design of the implementation plans for each of the Whole System Demonstrator sites. Each of the sites have implemented robust governance arrangements which include representatives from the respective local authorities and primary care trust’s and other key stakeholder groups. The sites have been proactive in identifying opportunities to engage locally in a wide variety of forums both directly and indirectly related to the programme.