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Challenge Fund, give CCGs a chance and can we celebrate the good?

Challenge Fund, give CCGs a chance and can we celebrate the good?

We read a lot about how bad things are in the NHS, how tough life is for staff, how terrible for patients but it is never universally true.

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From the Editors

CCGs should not sacrifice GP leadership to take on trusts

CCGs should not sacrifice GP leadership to take on trusts

Are CCGs too small to negotiate the best deal for patients with foundation trusts when shifting work from secondary to primary care?

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Key opinions

CCGs, innovation and when the cost of change feels greater than not changing

CCGs, innovation and when the cost of change feels greater than not changing

Given the increasing pressure on resources, all NHS commissioners are quite rightly searching for innovation.

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Resolving contract negotiation disputes between CCGs and hospitals

Resolving contract negotiation disputes between CCGs and hospitals

It's not particularly apparent from my diary, but the single biggest issue of the last two weeks has been trying to resolve the list of items of dispute from contract negotiations with the hospital.

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How CCGs can commission successful telehealth services

How CCGs can commission successful telehealth services

Download the latest special report from Inside Commissioning, providing practical advice on how CCGs can improve the commissioning of technology enabled care services (TECS), in association with Simple Telehealth.

Changing what CCGs pay hospitals for from activity to outcomes

Changing what CCGs pay hospitals for from activity to outcomes

1 April 2014 was the tenth anniversary of the creation of foundation trusts.

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Ten ways that CCGs can improve commissioning of telehealth

Ten ways that CCGs can improve commissioning of telehealth

The budgets of CCGs and trusts are becoming increasingly restricted, which means that strategies and linked implementation plans for technology enabled care services need to be focused on service developments and improvements that are (likely to be) cost effective.

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NHS Clinical Commissioners publishes 15 CCG case study successes

NHS Clinical Commissioners publishes 15 CCG case study successes

NHS Clinical Commissioners' publication 'Taking the lead - How CCGs are changing the face of the NHS' contains 15 examples of CCGs showing service change that made a real difference.

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