A bold change to the GP contract transforms the nature of integrated care for all patients over the age of 75
There is a shortage of ophthalmic expertise in primary care.
OK here's a question - who cares most about you?
I have often been asked what has been the biggest benefit of CCGs compared with PCTs is and my answer is always that CCGs have increased the engagement of GPs in improving local health services.
Earlier in the year I read a number of CCGs' commissioning intentions. Amongst them all, there is near universal agreement that GP-led CCGs intend to develop some new pathways of integrated care.
So the details are out and we have a new contract.
Rationing can be rather an emotive term and in the context of the new NHS, it arguably means making the best use of a finite resource.