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The 'new deal' for GPs should not be taken seriously by CCGs

The 'new deal' for GPs should not be taken seriously by CCGs

Okay, now we've had the time to think about it, read the reactions and abreactions, I think we can all agree that the 'new deal' for general practice is... pants.

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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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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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What role can CCGs play in improving NHS efficiency?

What role can CCGs play in improving NHS efficiency?

Health economists identify two very different sorts of efficiencies within healthcare systems - allocative and technical.

The biggest threat to the future of the NHS

The biggest threat to the future of the NHS

People have been asking me what I think will be the biggest threat to the NHS in the next five years. My answer is simple: workforce.

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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The pace of change quickens - four clear messages for the NHS

The pace of change quickens - four clear messages for the NHS

The NHS Confederation conference in the first week of June is usually a place for the transfer of information between different parts of the NHS.

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What would it take for GPs to be rated 'excellent'?

What would it take for GPs to be rated 'excellent'?

I needed to get my windscreen replaced last week. The chap who came to do it has ten years of experience, a 0.8% failure rate and a customer satisfaction rating of 'Excellent' for 95.6% of the time. I know all this because he explained how their performance system works.

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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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