67 new clinical commissioning groups given green light to take control of NHS budgets

NHS Commissioning Board has authorised the second wave of clinical commissioning groups, taking the total to 101, serving more than 28 million people. Local clinicians have now been given the green light to take control of the NHS budget in … Read more → – 67 new clinical commissioning groups given green light to take control of NHS budgets

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GP and Practice Team Bulletin: January 2013

Welcome to the January 2013 edition of the GP and Practice Team Bulletin. In this edition Dame Barbara Hakin discusses planning guidance for commissioners, the new arrangements for managing local GP IT services, the new CCG Outcomes Indicator Set and … Read more → – GP and Practice Team Bulletin: January 2013

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Electronic prescription service directions 2012 amendment 2

These directions, which come into force on 1 February 2013, enable the 21 primary care trusts (PCTs) listed in the schedule to authorise their primary medical services contractors or any practice established by the PCT to use the electronic prescription … Read more → – Electronic prescription service directions 2012 amendment 2

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Department seeks members to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel

The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint 5 members to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP). The Independent Reconfiguration Panel is the independent expert on changes to clinical services in the NHS. The panel provides advice to the … Read more → – Department seeks members to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel

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Cold weather plan: Level 2 alert issued

The Met Office has forecast that in at least the next two to three days there is a 60 percent chance of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow in the North West, South East, London and West Midlands regions being low … Read more → – Cold weather plan: Level 2 alert issued

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