Provider Collaboratives are new regional partnerships of organisations that provide specialised mental health services for patients. These partnerships are being established across England as part of a national programme of work.
IMPACT is the East Midlands Provider Collaborative and is made up of the nine NHS and independent sector organisations that jointly provide NHS specialised mental health services in the region.
Together, we manage low and medium adult secure care services across five counties with a total population of around five million people.
We are committed to engaging and working with our clinicians, ward staff, service-users and their families and carers to deliver a new clinical model of care.
One of several NHS-led Provider Collaboratives being set up nationally, we have been awarded ‘fast track’ status by NHS England and NHS Improvement in recognition of our partnership working and plans for improving services in the region.
From October 2020, the responsibility for the commissioning of Adult Secure Care mental health services in the East Midlands is transferring from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) Specialised Commissioning to Provider Collaboratives.
As Lead Provider of the East Midlands Provider Collaborative (PC), Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has ultimate responsibility to NHSEI for the commissioning and oversight of services provided by the nine partner organisations in the collaborative.
To fulfil this responsibility, Nottinghamshire Healthcare has set up an arms-length commissioning and oversight hub.
This commissioning and oversight hub – known as the Collaborative Support Hub - will plan (based on patient need) and purchase (within a regional budget) the services required - from the nine partners in the East Midlands Provider Collaborative and other organisations - to meet the needs of our patient population.