Posts Tagged ‘Commissioning’

Patients still face fragmented care when trying to negotiate NHS services

Patients are still being confronted by a fragmented and complex picture of services when accessing the NHS. This is the key finding of a report by the R...

New CEO of NHS England optimistic about future

It’s time to focus on making commissioning work, says new NHS England boss A pledge to make commissioning effective and to support innovative approache...

“Put patients in charge of NHS purse strings”

Patients should be given a direct say in how NHS money is spent through the creation of patient-led commissioning groups, a report claims. The proposal, w...

Majority of GPs no more involved in commissioning

The majority of GPs feel no more involved in commissioning decisions than they did before the formation of CCGs, according to a survey which lays bare the ...

GP conflicts of interest “rife” with CCG roles

More than a third of GPs on the boards of new clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a conflict of interest due to directorships or shares held in priva...

Consultants “robbed” of say in commissioning

Consultants have been blocked from playing a role in commissioning services because of the “heavy handed” application of conflict of interest rules, ...

New NHS commissioners have to get tough

CCGs must ensure that they make time for the hard edged transactional work, such as specifying contracts, service review, and decommissioning, in order to ...

NHS Commissioning Board will reshape hospitals

The largest teaching and specialist hospitals in England will be reshaped by the NHS Commissioning Board to promote quality and efficiency. The board chi...

I can’t be bothered to talk about Jeremy Hunt

Can’t be bothered to blog about Jeremy Hunt – our new health supremo (fan of homeopathic medicine and supporter of a book calling for the dismantling o...

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...

Dragons befriend villagers over commissioning

Last week, Hospital Dr published a news story about consultants being left out of new GP commissioning arrangements. Dr Partha Kar, consultant in diabete...