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Improving quality during NHS modernisation

Safety, effectiveness and experience are central to the National Quality Board’s (NQB) first report of a two-phase review about maintaining and improving quality during NHS modernisation. The report describes key roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals to help protect … Continue reading

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Andrew Lansley discusses modernisation on BBC Radio 2

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 on March 16th about GP consortia, hospitals and improving patient care. He spoke to Dr Paul Hobday and Dr Paul Charlton, Dr Anna Dixon from the King’s Fund and Dr … Continue reading

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From PCTs to GP consortia

The move from primary care trusts to GP consortia is one focus of the Guardian’s online Healthcare Network. It looks at the different experiences for consortia so far, including the issue of staff in West Cheshire, Cambridgeshire and Cumbria, and … Continue reading

Lots of questions; some answers

Dr Shane Gordon, GP in Colchester and chief executive of the North East Essex GP Commissioning Group, deals with lots of questions, hears some answers and faces a well-informed patient. This week was a chance for me to have a … Continue reading


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

Consultations on modernisation still open

Several consultations relating to the modernisation of health and care are still open. We want your views and there are various ways you can learn more about these consultations and have your say. The consultations, which close on 31 March, … Continue reading

GPs give views on health reforms

A survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners provides a snapshot of GPs’ views of the health reforms. According to the survey, which attracted 1,800 responses, more than half of GPs said they were concerned that the Government’s health … Continue reading

Another interesting week…

Dr Shane Gordon

In the first of a series of regular blogs, Dr Shane Gordon, GP in Colchester and chief executive of the North East Essex GP Commissioning Group, gives an insight into preparing for the new commissioning system. Another interesting week begins. … Continue reading


Health and Social Care Bill Second Reading on Monday

The Health and Social Care Bill is scheduled for a Second Reading debate in Parliament next Monday (January 31). The Second Reading will be the  first opportunity for MPs to debate the main principles of the Bill. The Bill was … Continue reading

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Health Secretary addresses clinical leaders

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says that the changes to the health and care system will enable patients and care users to ‘get the more integrated service that they want’. Watch the highlights of his speech to a conference of more … Continue reading