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Dame Barbara Hakin, Managing Director of Commissioning Development at the Department of Health, answered your commissioning questions in a live webchat on 5 September. Any questions that she did not have time to respond to will be answered on this website…
Published: September 5, 2011
This document comprises a letter from Barbara Hakin to SHA Directors of Commissioning Development and a note on delegation of commissioning and legal status of pathfinders. The note sets out the technical detail about the specific indicator to track the…
Published: September 1, 2011
In his speech to the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Manchester, the Secretary of State today announced the fifth group of pathfinders – GPs and front-line clinicians who have come forward to lead the way in modernising the NHS. In…
Published: July 7, 2011
Andrew Lansley will be speaking at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Manchester today at 17.10. You can watch his speech live on the NHS Confederation site. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer will be speaking earlier. She is due…
Published: July 7, 2011
GPs in Mid Devon, under consultant guidance, are playing a greater role in the routine care and monitoring of some prostate cancer patients. This saves the patients multiple trips to the acute hospital, more than 15 miles away. Continue reading
Published: July 6, 2011
This case study looks at the work taking place in Medway to establish a successful commissioning consortium.
Published: July 5, 2011
This case study explores nurse-led collaboration between the local mental health trust and the A&E department in Norfolk. The aim was to improve the care for vulnerable adults sectioned under the Mental Health Act, and to ultimately reduce the number of admissions to A&E. Continue reading
Published: July 4, 2011
This case study looks at how patient and public involvement has been key to improve services for patients with long term conditions in one area of Nottinghamshire. Patient representatives worked with Principia to identify areas of duplication and gaps in the system and helped to develop the direction and aims of an integrated care pilot bid. Continue reading
Published: July 1, 2011
This case study shows how Sentinel Healthcare Community Interest Company in Plymouth are working with partner organisations to improve care for diabetes patients Continue reading
Published: June 30, 2011