Clinical commissioning pathfinders chosen for learning disability project

Three pathfinder clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been chosen to work with the Department of Health and the Learning Disabilities Observatory on a project to look at commissioning services for people with learning disabilities. The project has been set up… Read more →Clinical commissioning pathfinders chosen for learning disability project

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Developing clinical senates and networks

Dr Kathy McLean

The role of clinical networks and the new clinical senates is being developed in a review led by Dr Kathy McLean, who chaired the Future Forum workstream on clinical advice and leadership. The work is expected to lead to a… Read more →Developing clinical senates and networks

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‘Ready Reckoner’ running costs tool for clinical commissioning groups

The Secretary of State today announced the release of the ‘Ready Reckoner’, an interactive tool for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to map their potential running costs based on various commissioning support options. Developed in partnership with Pathfinder groups, Strategic Health… Read more →‘Ready Reckoner’ running costs tool for clinical commissioning groups

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The right to provide – getting social enterprise right

Getting social enterprise right is a learning event to support staff who are considering or already progressing with a proposal under the right to provide. These events will be an opportunity to discuss policy, hear first hand experiences and get… Read more →The right to provide – getting social enterprise right

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Parliament to debate Health Bill amendments

The amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill will be debated in Parliament today and tomorrow following the Bill’s re-committal. You can follow the debate on Parliament TV You can follow the complete progress of the Bill on the… Read more →Parliament to debate Health Bill amendments

Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin

Dame Barbara Hakin

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… Read more →Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin

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Right to Provide deadline for expressions of interest

NHS and social care staff are reminded that they have until 31 December 2011 to register their expressions of interest in the Right to Provide with their Boards. In March the Department of Health announced a new scheme, giving public… Read more →Right to Provide deadline for expressions of interest

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Looking for examples of good practice of clinical and finance engagement

The NHS is looking to deliver annual efficiency savings of up to £20bn by 2014/15. As a National Adviser on QIPP, Mahmood Adil is looking to build a collaborative relationship between clinicians and finance managers to improve quality and efficiency.… Read more →Looking for examples of good practice of clinical and finance engagement

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NHS Future Forum to carry out new work on key health issues

The Government has asked the NHS Future Forum to continue a new phase of conversations with patients, service users and professionals following its listening exercise on the proposals to modernise the NHS. The NHS Future Forum, a group of health… Read more →NHS Future Forum to carry out new work on key health issues

SHA cluster chief executives appointed

On 11 August, alongside the SHA cluster chairs, Sir David Nicholson interviewed for the SHA cluster chief executive posts and the following appointments were made: Ian Dalton CBE to the post of chief executive of NHS North of England. Sir… Read more →SHA cluster chief executives appointed

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