As part of the new contract, a CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) was included for the programme to improve uptake in the 18-45 year old patient demographic. NHS England Cumbria & North East will reward the northern programme based on it achieving its quality improvement goals.
This is EMIS Care’s second active CQUIN this year and the project is scheduled to finish in April 2017, rewarding the programme at quarterly intervals. The format of delivery is broken up into 4 sections: analysis, action plan, progress report and evaluation.
Denise Young, Programme Manager for North of Tyne & Gateshead said: