Posts Tagged ‘Commissioning’

Backers of NHS reform turn against Lansley’s plans

Two prominent backers of the coalition's NHS shake-up have joined the growing chorus of critics by claiming that GPs will be "suffocated rather than libera...

“Health Bill opposition not representative of GPs”

In a letter to the Telegraph, a group of GPs challenged the growing perception that all doctors are opposed to the Health and Social Care Bill which is set...

Mistrust clouds specialists’ role in NHS reforms

GPs fear that secondary care specialists will dominate the decision-making process if they are involved in clinical commissioning, claims a new report. Pr...

98% of GPs support call for Health Bill scrapping

RCGP members have overwhelmingly backed moves for the Health and Social Care Bill to be scrapped, with more than 98% of respondents to a new poll calling o...

Consultant chair steps down over GP commissioning

A senior hospital consultant in an area spearheading GP commissioning has resigned from his position representing secondary care doctors and claimed restri...

GPs are quitting CCG roles as enthusiasts lose heart

GP commissioning leaders are quitting the boards of clinical commissioning groups amid concerns that even enthusiasts for the NHS reforms are being ground ...

Lansley promises bail-out for debt-ridden hospitals

Financially failing hospital trusts will get additional Government support so that GP commissioners can ‘deliver care not manage provider debt', the heal...

Consultants are missing from commissioning groups

Only one clinical commissioning group (CCG) in 10 currently has a consultant sitting on their board, an investigation reveals. Figures from 103 CCGs to ha...

Half-steam ahead on NHS reform but still on course

According to all accounts Captain Cameron and second mate Lansley have listened to the weather warnings of the Future Forum, have duly altered course and a...

Full steam ahead on NHS – Lansley tells GPs

GPs have been urged to press ahead with the overhaul of the NHS in England by the health secretary. Andrew Lansley also said ministers would seek to tra...

Only 11% of doctors welcome reforms, BMA says

Just 11% of doctors welcome the NHS reforms, a BMA poll finds. The BMA survey showed most concerns centre on the powers to be handed to economic regulat...