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Learning network latest – functions of GP consortia and patient decision aids

Paul Zollinger-Read’s weekly update to the GP pathfinder community. The main event this week was the publication by the Department of Health of the Functions of GP Commissioning Consortia. This is a working document and it sets out: the proposed … Continue reading

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Key decision makers in one place at one time

Jonathan Hildebrand

The new health and well-being board is ‘an opportunity to have key decision makers in one place at one time’, says Jonathan Hildebrand, Joint Director of Public Health, Royal Borough of Kingston and NHS Kingston. He was speaking at a … Continue reading

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Combining strengths of NHS commissioning and local authorities

Sarah Price, Director of Public Health Islington

The new health and wellbeing boards will ‘provide us with an opportunity to bring together the strengths of NHS commissioning with the much wider influence the council has over a defined population’, says Sarah Price, Director of Public Health, London … Continue reading

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Focusing on health issues and the way forward

Matthew Cole, Joint Director of Public Health, Barking and Dagenham

The new health and wellbeing board will ‘really focus on what are the real health issues for Barking and Dagenham and what is the way forward through commissioning plans’, says Matthew Cole, Joint Director of Public Health, London Borough of … Continue reading

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Improving the health of local people

Brian McCloskey

Brian McCloskey, London Director of the Health Protection Agency, talks about the opportunities and challenges for local authorities that are provided by the new health and wellbeing boards. He was speaking at a conference on implementing the public health White … Continue reading

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Putting residents at the centre

John Powell

The new health and wellbeing boards will ‘provide us with the opportunity to think strategically about how we can improve the health and wellbeing of residents’, says John Powell, Director of Adult Social Services for the London Borough of Redbridge. … Continue reading

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Health Secretary outlines support within NHS for modernisation

Andrew Lansley

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has written an article for The Guardian on support within the NHS for the plans to modernise the service. There is mounting support within the NHS towards the government’s plans to modernise the service. The NHS is full of … Continue reading

Delivering better care for patients

GP commissioning pathfinders and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley talk about the ways in which GP commissioning can help deliver better care for patients. They were speaking at a reception at 10 Downing street for the first wave of GP consortia … Continue reading

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Putting patients at the centre of the NHS

Dr Joseph Chandy

Dr Joseph Chandy talks about how giving GPs more control over budgets will allow them to offer patients more choice and enable patients and GPs to feel as though they have real ownership of the NHS. Dr Joseph Chandy is … Continue reading

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Working for a patient-driven change

Dr Vicky Bailey

Vicky Bailey says that being a pathfinder provides consortia with a natural network of other groups of GPs who are working towards changes that are clinically and patient-driven. Vicky Bailey is General Manager of Principia Partners consortia in Rushcliffe. She … Continue reading

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