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A new event for CCGs: Commissioning Primary Care 2014

A new event for CCGs: Commissioning Primary Care 2014

Commissioning Primary Care 2014 aims to set the scene for the launch of co-commissioning in April 2015, with a focused examination of the key issues for all CCGs at whatever level they are involved.

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From the Editors

Please don't label primary care as 'out-of-hospital' services

Please don't label primary care as 'out-of-hospital' services

There were two predictions made this week by a senior GP at NHS England, one forecasting the death of GP partnerships, the other suggesting that primary care would soon be referred to as 'out-of-hospital' services.

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Key opinions

What can CCGs do to help prevent suicides?

What can CCGs do to help prevent suicides?

There has been a big and very positive response to my post about Gemma, and the differing ways that society responds to people who have depression compared to those with cancer.

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Achieving better care from the Better Care Fund

Achieving better care from the Better Care Fund

Some GP commissioners, with their local authorities, will have spent much of early September applying for the Better Care Fund (BCF). As on all such occasions when the NHS has created a new acronym, you find yourself using it without ever really thinking what it means. The acronym becomes the reality.

When the GMC and CQC waste our time, maybe we should CQD?

When the GMC and CQC waste our time, maybe we should CQD?

I'm officially old. I must be, because one of the patients told me she thought the young doctors were particularly good but then didn't include me in their number.

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A radical plan for integrating our health and social care systems

A radical plan for integrating our health and social care systems

NHS England's chief executive Simon Stevens recently told the Health Select Committee that merging two leaky buckets does not provide a watertight solution.

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Who really cares about waiting times and what does it mean for CCGs?

Who really cares about waiting times and what does it mean for CCGs?

Now I'm not sure what GP commissioners think but I'm confused about the current government's policy on waiting time targets for the NHS.

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Commissioning Primary Care 2014: the agenda

Commissioning Primary Care 2014: the agenda

Commissioning Primary Care 2014 is a new conference that aims to help CCGs make the transition to co-commissioning GP medical services, with practical advice, debate and networking led by a range of experts.

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