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The NHS must find more intelligent ways to deliver seven-day care

The NHS must find more intelligent ways to deliver seven-day care

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.

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.

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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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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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Healthcare innovators are ready to face the CCG dragons

Healthcare innovators are ready to face the CCG dragons

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.

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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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Balanced scorecards - time for CCGs to start sweating

Balanced scorecards - time for CCGs to start sweating

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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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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