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October 5, 2015
Up to 27% of GP appointments could be avoided by more coordination between practices and hospitals, report says

Up to 27% of GP appointments could potentially be avoided if there was more coordination between practices and hospitals, according to a report from NHS Alliance and the Primary Care Foundation.

September 19, 2012
Just exactly who will be responsible for failure in the new NHS, Mike Sobanja explains

Dear Florence, we have found the answer...

Nearly thirty years ago, as a precursor to the introduction of general management in the NHS Roy Griffiths famously said: “If Florence Nightingale were carrying her lamp through the NHS today she would be searching for the people in charge.’ The result was the demise of multi-dsciplinary  consensus management in the NHS. Next month, the Francis enquiry may ask a similar but more powerful question – “who is accountable for the quality and safety of services in the NHS?”

May 16, 2012
Barbara Hakin follows the race to establish CCGs, with less than ten months left until the new system goes live.

The pace is picking up now in terms of establishing CCGs, with less than ten months left until the new system goes live in April 2013.

May 14, 2012
Three regional CCG Commissioning Support Services have been ordered to stop operating

Three regional CCG Commissioning Support Services (CSSs) have been ordered to stop operating after failing the NHS Commissioning Board’s (NHS CB) second ‘checkpoint’ assessment.
 

April 23, 2012
Primary care tool to include data from 104 of the 151 English primary care trusts.

A newly-launched web tool will allow commissioners to compare how their local out-of-hours service is performing against others around the country.

The Primary Care Foundation’s benchmarking tool will include data from 104 of the 151 English primary care trusts and is based on information summarised in over 40 indicators including cost, quality, outcomes, timeliness and patient experience.

October 8, 2011
The fragmentation of commissioning arrangements for dialysis transport services is a “barrier to improvement” by NHS Kidney Care

The fragmentation of commissioningarrangements for dialysis transport services has been highlightedas a “barrier to improvement” by NHS Kidney Care.

A survey intokidney patient transport services across England found  “a significant number of patientsreceived an unacceptable level of transport service”.  

February 16, 2011
A Tory MP has warned Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, that he risks 'losing the profession' over plans to reform the NHS

A Tory MP has warned Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, that he risks 'losing the profession' over plans to reform the NHS.

Sarah Wollaston, a former GP, claims she was told she could only take part in committee discussions of the new health bill if she always voted with the government and did not attempt to table amendments.