Market Sustainability Plan

The Government's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has asked all local authorities to publish a Market Sustainability Plan. The plan needs to be published by 27 March 2023. This follows the requirement to carry out a Fair Cost of Care exercise.

The DHSC have defined a sustainable care market as one which runs in an efficient and effective way as follows:

  • enough supply of services to ensure continuity of care with minimal issue in the event of provider exits
  • a range of high-quality services for people to choose from
  • a workforce enabled to attract and retain high-quality care staff
  • innovation and service diversity to grow and meet changing user needs
  • attracting new market entrants and able to manage the impact of future changes

The aim is that people have a range of high-quality services to choose from that are provided by a range of different providers.

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