Tag Archives: Clinically-Led Commissioning

NHS Reform Under the Coalition Government (King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, has released an authoritative and thorough review of major reform and re-organisation within the NHS during the first three years of the coalition government. “He was agin’ it”. Mark Twain. Full … Continue reading

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Brief Guide to the New NHS (NHS England)

Summary This updated guide, from NHS England, clarifies the structure and function of the NHS, reflecting changes from the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Topic headings include: Introduction The NHS belongs to us all. Foreword (Sir Bruce Keogh). NHS … Continue reading

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Integrated Clinical Commissioning Network (ICCN) (NHS Networks / Govtoday)

Summary The National Clinical Commissioning Network (NCCN) and associated Healthcare Professionals Commissioning Network (HCPCN) merged to create the Integrated Clinical Commissioning Network (ICCN) in October 2012. The new ICCN is reported to involve 2000 participants, leaders from social care, public health, local authorities and Health … Continue reading

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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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Potential Conflicts of Interest Among CCGs / GP Commissioners (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary An investigation reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that more than one-third of GPs on the boards of new NHS commissioning groups in England could have potential conflicts of interest. According to the BMJ, 426 (36%) of the 1,179 GPs it investigated in … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Act 2012 Explained (Department of Health)

Summary This series of Department of Health factsheets on the Health and Social Care Act 2012 explains the topics and themes covered in the Act. The factsheets include case studies and try to answer frequently asked questions (FAQs). They fall into three … Continue reading

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