New research from The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust has found that the sustainability of clinical involvement in CCGs may be at risk.
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At a time of challenge and difficulty in the system where should our ambition be? To simply survive day to day? To keep our heads above the flooding torrent?
Given the rise in demand for health services caused by past successes of the NHS in keeping us older people alive, the next five years will not be easy ones for the NHS.
Hopefully your CCG is a happy one, constitution sorted, membership engaged, strategy sorted, sleeves rolled up and ready for co-commissioning.
Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs) affect between 60,000 and 180,000 people in the UK. They are distressing to the patient and need regular treatment once or twice a week. They also impose substantial costs on the NHS, which are rising steadily because prevalence increases with age.
I recently attended the NHS Top Leaders Programme, run by the NHS Leadership Academy, and I learned a huge amount over four intense days of personal development. But there is one aspect of the programme which left me with some questions.