Health has been slow to evolve. It's true. We have not moved 'off the mainframe' in the way that's happened in computing, telephony, banking, shopping etc. It's been a theme of mine in recent presentations.
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.
My experience of the planned politics of a new majority government is that there are few coincidences in the timing of announcements.
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.
One CCG is setting a glowing example of how the NHS could embrace tried and tested methods from the commercial sector, by adopting a modern technique to evaluate innovative technologies.
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.
It's been a warm few weeks... windows open or air con on for home visits, and the aroma of warm patient hanging thick in the air...
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