ICOs have been voiced as both good and bad news for the NHS. The prospect of developing an ICO to integrate care health and social care and have purchasers and providers working more cohesively, clearly has its benefits.
However, the current controversy surrounding their implementation has raised cause for concern. Particularly since they have emerged without public consultation, raising questions about transparency over their implementation.
This session will delve deeper into the implementation of ICOs and ascertain what it means for the future of healthcare.