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The new NHS Improvement body and the role of CCGs

The new NHS Improvement body and the role of CCGs

What's in a name? NHS organisations change names often but seem to be doing much the same thing after the change.

From the Editors

Can GP federations protect practices in the new healthcare market?

Can GP federations protect practices in the new healthcare market?

As many CCGs encourage local practices to form provider federations, a founder of one of the first groups has given advice on the benefits and pitfalls of launching into a commercial world.

Key opinions

Free-thinking GPs must take the lead on new models of care

Free-thinking GPs must take the lead on new models of care

I'm getting fed up with being the prophet of doom for general practice, the NHS... etc etc.

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Why opticians are now delivering NHS health checks to the public

Why opticians are now delivering NHS health checks to the public

For the first time in England, optical practices are now delivering free health and lifestyle checks in a groundbreaking initiative launched this month.

Learning from the Buurtzorg model of community nursing

Learning from the Buurtzorg model of community nursing

As part of our redesign of the community health and social care system in our area, we are trialling a model of community care from the Netherlands in the most rural part of our CCG.

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The high cost of blocking the drive to a seven-day NHS

The high cost of blocking the drive to a seven-day NHS

My experience of the planned politics of a new majority government is that there are few coincidences in the timing of announcements.

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How can CCGs make personal budgets work in mental health?

How can CCGs make personal budgets work in mental health?

Few people would contest that the rolling out of personal budgets in the area of mental health is a radical change to the usual funding mechanisms.

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How CCGs can develop integrated care through implementation of TECS

How CCGs can develop integrated care through implementation of TECS

Download the latest special report from Inside Commissioning, providing expert insight on how technology enabled care services (TECS) can help deliver integrated care, plus nine key case studies.

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