Posts Tagged ‘CCGs’

Postcode rationing of NHS services hitting patients in the South disproportionately

There is significant regional variation in NHS waiting times and access to medical technology, a report claims. Patients in the South of England are wai...

CCGs spend millions on referral management schemes of questionable effectiveness

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England are spending millions of pounds on schemes that screen patient referrals from GPs to specialist services. ...

CCGs campaigning for off-licence AMD drug

Doctors have united to seek support for commissioning safe and effective eye care services that will save the NHS millions. Clinical leaders from 120 Clin...

“Need not cost to determine routine surgery”

A royal college has called on NHS England to investigate a CCG which is proposing to limit access to surgical services. Devon CCG has said it will deny ro...

Integrated care model holds key to solvency

A week in the life of a CCG chief executive If winter is the season of pressures, spring is the season of workshops. I've attended four this week covering...

We can’t go on like this – innovate or die

Innovation is messy, expensive, and disruptive, and many of the attempts to innovate result in failure. It is an exercise in risk-taking; an investment of ...

Radical NHS reform has been “a distraction”

NHS reform has cost £1.1 billion to 31 March 2013, according to the National Audit Office - 15% more than expected at this point. While the NAO reports ...

How will CCGs survive? Views from the top

What do CCGs need to do to avoid major reorganisation in three years’ time five key opinion leaders were asked at the Commissioning Show. This was their...

“CCGs may take five years to be successful”

CCGs may take up to five years to successfully engage GPs and bring about meaningful changes to their local health service, one of the country’s most sen...

Rethink in offing on recruitment to CCGs

A rethink of the way clinical commissioning groups recruit hospital doctors may be on the cards after figures show that they are struggling to appoint cons...

Consultants being left out of commissioning

Consultants claim they are being increasingly sidelined from clinical commissioning arrangements as the NHS reforms gather pace. Clinical commissioning gr...