Background to Bradford VCS Alliance
Work is underway to develop new Accountable Care Systems in Bradford district and in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven (AWC). The Bradford district Accountable Care System (ACS) will be delivered by the recently established Bradford Provider Alliance (BPA) and the AWC ACS will be delivered by the Airedale Providers Alliance Group (APAG).
This major change to health and social care commissioning will eventually see the local CCGs (Bradford City, Bradford District and Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven) along with the relevant local authority partners commission one system of health care through a single outcomes based contract with the BPA and the APAG. This will focus on improving the whole population’s health and well-being and will be financially and clinically sustainable.
Most if not all health and social care contracts will eventually move to be delivered through this model. Therefore it is essential that the VCS are partners in the BPA and APAG. The CCGs have provided funding to support the VCS to develop a new legal body to represent the VCS on the BPA and APAG – now known as Bradford VCS Alliance. They will also fund investment into the sector to ensure it can take advantage of new opportunities.