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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
The Intelligence for Commissioners (IfC) Programme is a workstream within the national Commissioning Development programme led by Dame Barbara Hakin. The primary aim of the IfC Programme is to identify the intelligence requirements to support the future commissioning environment, including…
Published: September 1, 2011
Guidance for PCT Clusters to help ensure they deliver their twin objectives of overseeing and accounting for delivery during transition and supporting the development of the new system has been published by the Department of Health. ‘Shared Operating Model for…
Published: July 28, 2011
Initial thinking on the design of the new NHS Commissioning Board was published today with the launch of ‘Developing the NHS Commissioning Board’. The document aims to give a sense of direction to stakeholders, partners, pathfinders and staff who may…
Published: July 8, 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
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