STRUCTURE: The community provider was approved to begin the integrated care pilot by NHS London and will work with a local acute trust, GPs and the local authority.

A McKinsey-prepared briefing document said the care planning for a specified population would save commissioners £3m over the life of the scheme, while Imperial College Healthcare trust “would receive a £5m benefit above the status quo”.

The integrated care pilot will see aligned funding and a joint governing body, which aims to “focus on changing clinical behaviour in two specific pathway/segments and create overall co-ordination across providers to improve care and reduce hospital activity and length of stay”.

The project, which has received input from US healthcare company Kaiser Permanente, and thinktanks the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust, will cover patients who comprise 9 per cent of the area’s population and 28 per cent of its spend.

The paper was presented to NHS London’s Strategy and Innovation Professional Leadership Group.

In February a spokesman for the strategic health authority confirmed the pilot would begin in May.