Primary Health Care

Department of Health written question – answered on 25th July 2016.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings that each clinical commissioning group could make through greater promotion of self-care for patients; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Initial analysis of the potential financial impact of self-care interventions demonstrated that there is the ability for a substantial amount of savings to be derived from the Self-care Programme over the next few years. This is subject to the successful delivery of alternative, complementary programmes of activity over the same period.

NHS England is in the process of conducting detailed financial modelling predicated on a suite of self-care interventions distributed across five evidence-based areas of practice identified through the Realising the Value Programme. This detailed modelling will result in the production of a number of toolkits for commissioners due to be published this autumn. More information can be found at the following link:

www.nesta.org.uk/project/realising-value

In terms of potential savings that each clinical commissioning group (CCG) could make through greater promotion of self-care for patients, each CCG will start from a different point in terms of the amount and quality of self-care that its population currently undertakes and will also have different future potential in scope for self-care dependent on geography, demography, and disease prevalence.

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