In Birmingham and Solihull the ICB provides additional funding for general practice, to support improvement and transformation that meets the specific needs of local patients.
The four areas of the ESO are shown below. Participation in the RAFT programme will help practices achieve the ESO requirements in three of the four areas:
- Access. Improvements covered by the RAFT programme.
- Local PMH / HI. Planning improvements to meet specific local needs, which could include access.
- Continuity. Delivering more services close to home, especially diagnostics.
- Transformation. Participating in locality-based collaborations such as RAFT and integrated neighbourhood teams.