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Welcome to Cobic

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Cobic is an independent organisation offering specialist consultancy, products and technical solutions to health and care economies. We pioneered the development of capitated outcomes-based incentivised care (COBIC) in England. This way of contracting is becoming the new normal in the NHS, and acts as a catalyst to deliver truly person-centred care.

We work with commissioners of health and care to turn the idea of outcomes-based care into practical reality. We work with providers to help them make the most of the new opportunities created by COBIC contracts. Having done this – and only this – since 2011, the Cobic team has built up significant experience of, and learning from all aspects of outcomes-based care, including: building the case for change; identifying the population and current services in scope; defining with local people the outcomes that matter; identifying indicators that can be used to monitor those outcomes; and designing contracts centred on the outcomes.

With providers, we translate commissioners’ aspirations into provider tactics and implementable programme plans, facilitate creation of new organisational alliances and redesigned care pathways, and consider the processes and outputs necessary to ultimately deliver to an outcomes-based contract.

We bring together a credible, experienced, problem solving, and politically aware team that understands the issues at national and local levels and can engage at operational, strategic and political levels within and beyond your health and care economy.

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COBIC Blog

Catching a glimpse of the bigger picture….my internship at Cobic

Catching a glimpse of the ‘bigger picture’….my internship at Cobic By Sanna Rao I’m a final year M. Pharm student at King’s College London and I have been lucky enough to have held internships in community and hospital pharmacy throughout my university journey. However, for my last summer break before I graduate I wanted to branch out and embark on[.....]

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Press Release

Workshop: Outcomes-based commissioning for community services and older people

Outcomes-based commissioning for community services and older people An all-day workshop looking at national policy including the Five Year Forward View and the practical implementation of outcomes-based commissioning Date: Tuesday 20th January Venue: Coin Street Centre, Central London Timings: 10.00–16.30 Lunch and refreshments included The event is aimed at clinical commissioning groups or local authority interested in, or working on[.....]

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COBIC Club

I believe in unicorns

NHS England’s Five Year Forward View (5YFV) proposes a vision for delivering high value sustainable healthcare. There’s little debate over what’s needed: more focus on prevention and early intervention; greater control and engagement by people over their own health and healthcare needs; and less fragmented services to support people live the lives they want to lead. The question of ‘how’ is largely left to local economies to figure out.

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Events

Live launch at Commissioning Live – Data Driven Outcomes: the Art of the Possible

Launching at Commissioning LIVE, this White Paper collaboration demonstrates how musculoskeletal care delivered through capitated outcomes-based contracts and combined with performance data can transform the delivery of health and care.

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Your Cobic Club has been refreshed, relaunched and is now free

We are relaunching the Cobic Club to give you more of what you want. We’ll provide even greater opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and learning, and offer more practical support and resources for implementing OBC. And most importantly it’s now free* to join the Club

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COBIC Club

Agreed. Change will require vision, leadership and skill development.

Vision and leadership should be considered a prerequisite for, rather than a barrier to large-scale change.

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Events

COBIC events at Foundation Trust Network Conference

COBIC’s senior team is attending the FTN Conference in Liverpool this month, and we would like to invite senior provider representatives to two events taking place on 19 November.

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NHS Five Year Forward View – another step in the right direction for capitated outcomes-based incentivised commissioning

NHS leaders today presented their Five Year Forward View – setting out why and how change is needed over the course of the next 5 years, to better meet the health and care demands of the population. With Twitter and other social media alight with comment and opinion, we at COBIC very much welcome the direction of travel articulated in[.....]

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Why the NHS are dipping their toes into the outcomes-based commissioning pond

Thoughts from Cobic Founder and Chief Executive Nicholas Hicks on the King’s Fund Integrated Care Summit. By Dr Nicholas Hicks, Chief Executive of Cobic, and former Chief Executive and Director of Public Health at Milton Keynes PCT.

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The final phase begins – Oxfordshire CCG Adult Mental Health

COBIC are delighted that Oxfordshire CCG (OCCG), one of the largest Clinical Commissioning Groups in the country, are one step closer to transforming adult mental health services through an outcome based contracting approach.