Archive for September, 2014


6 new posts have been published on my ‘Inside Health’ column on since the last digest. You can find them here.

Commissioning Support Units Framework: Help or hindrance? – is the forthcoming procurement of commissioning support units (CSUs) likely to be a distraction from the real task which is an improvement in CCG/CSU relationships?

Nice – ‘The Jewel in the NHS crown’ – NICE has to make difficult decisions because there is not enough money in the NHS, and it plays a critical role in making sure we make the most of the money we have. Are we giving it the credit it deserves?

Clinical Commissioning and the NHS Internal Market – Like it or loathe it the NHS has an internal market, and it is the job of CCGs to make this market work in the best interest of patients and taxpayers.

Rationalising Notional Rent Essential to Solving GP Shortage – Lack of decision making about notional rent is stopping the development of general practice dead in its tracks.  Co-commissioning must prioritise unlocking this issue.

GP Conflicts of Interest must be managed and be seen to be managed – Failure to provide real and visible management of GP conflicts of interest following the introduction of co-commissioning could lead to a loss of public confidence in CCGs.

Collaboration in the NHS is more difficult than ever before – the introduction of a plethora of regulators and the minefield of competition regulations means that it is harder than ever before for NHS organisations to collaborate effectively.

Let me know what you think!  You can contact me here, via website or on twitter @ccginsider.

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