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County Durham & Darlington 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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'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham