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County Durham Accountable Care Network

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An Accountable Care Network brings together a number of providers who collaborate to meet the needs of the population they serve, by taking responsibility for the cost and quality of care for a defined population with an agreed budget.

The Accountable Care Network in County Durham represents a new way of working, to provide better healthcare and a better experience for patients, service users and carers. We will work together to avoid unnecessary duplication of services, so that people receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

This is a long-term project, which will see the integration of services developed over a number of years using a planned, step-by-step approach involving many partners.

On these web pages we provide information on how we are improving ways of working with GP practices in the county, so that local people get access to better joined-up services.


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'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham