Joint Commissioning Collaborative

The Joint Commissioning Collaborative (JCC) was established in May 2013. It brings together the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Council, to jointly manage the commissioning of adult health and social care and children’s health services. The team also works closely with Public Health (PH).

How the JCC works

The JCC is an 18 month pilot until October 2014 when options for further development of joint commissioning arrangements will be considered following the mid pilot JCC review.

It aims to commission the right support, at the right time, in the right way, in the right place and from the right people. It builds on strong existing links between the CCG and Council where joint working arrangements across children’s, mental health and learning disability services have historically been supported by joint posts.

Its main focus is on the groups that access both health and social care services in Richmond. These include:

  • frail elderly people
  • people with long term conditions
  • children
  • carers
  • people with mental health problems or disabilities.

It also works to ensure that health and social care commissioning recognises the impact of services on each other and their interdependencies.

Better Care, Closer to Home

The JCC is responsible for developing and delivering its flagship strategy, the Better Care, Closer to Home Strategy (BCCHS).

This aims to commission services that:

  • support people to live independently in their communities for as long as possible
  • ensure patients and residents attend hospital only when and for as long as clinically necessary
  • help delay or avoid the need for long term residential care.

Updated: 31 October 2014