NHS England Commissioning Simulation Model
Long Term Conditions is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare systems today.
The changes in life expectancy and advances in treatments and technology mean that people are living with conditions that cannot be cured but need to be managed to minimize the impact on their lives and maintain their quality of life. The NHS in England has a vision that adopts new models of care based around the person, not the disease. This is where the NHS Year of Care Commissioning Program has helped to shift the focus onto more person-centered care, tailored to people’s individual needs.
Watch the video by NHS Improving Quality to find out how the Commissioning Simulation Model is helping commissioners and providers to predict the resource impact of changes to patient services before they are made.
The NHS Long Term Conditions Program has used simulation from the outset to inform the understanding of how people with multiple long term conditions use services as their conditions change, and the costs and resources likely to be required each year. Using the Commissioning Simulation Model, NHS England were able to better understand the impact on resources, finance and proposed changes to service provision across health and care sectors.