Posts Tagged ‘GP consortia’

GPs reject call to include consultants on boards

GP consortium chairs are overwhelmingly opposed to any requirement to include NHS consultants on their boards, a survey reveals. A sample of 20 chairs a...

Doctors risk losing hard-earned trust of patients

Under current coalition government proposals for GP consortia and NHS privatisation, the sliding scale of power in the doctor-patient relationship is in pe...

Reconfiguration of hospital services is necessary but difficult

The NHS is entering a period of unprecedented financial challenges that will result in major changes to the provision of health services. While all areas o...

Leaked letter shows how GPs could profit from reform

A Channel 4 News investigation reveals that under the reforms of the NHS, GPs could end up making decisions based on profit rather than the clinical needs ...

GP commissioning: government guidance at-a-glance

The government’s ambition is for an NHS that puts patients first and continually improves the quality and outcomes of care for everyone. This improvement...

Private referral management deal for GP consortium

One of the first GP pathfinder consortia groups has signed a deal with private firm UnitedHealth UK to run a major crackdown on GP referrals. NHS Hounslow...

Re-think scale and pace of NHS reform, MPs say

A cross-party group of MPs has demanded more detail on how the NHS reforms should be implemented. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Pu...

What can polyclinics tells us about GP consortia?

A wiser man than me recently said that the coalition government hasn’t learned the lessons of past reorganisations of the NHS and is intent on massive ch...

Firms to bid to run GP consortia if they fail

GP consortia are “odds-on” to fall into deficit and be taken over by private firms when they take on commissioning, according to one leading GP. The...