The British Medical Association
In April 2013, 151 PCTs and 10 SHAs will be abolished in England. Think you know what will replace them? Read on.
Tags: clinical commissioning groups, commissioning, nhs commissioning board, public health
Local medical committees (LMCs) have become involved as never before in an NHS reorganisation. LMCs represent the interests of GPs and GPs are required to belong to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), so it follows that LMCs must have an influence on how CCGs are established.
Tags: clinical commissioning groups, commissioning, local medical committees, general practice
History has shown us if managers try to implement something without the buy-in from clinicians, it is an uphill struggle. Similarly, clinicians can drive change but find it much more difficult without the help of good managers.
Tags: clinical commissioning groups, commissioning, general practice
Schemes that use clinical evidence to encourage good clinical behaviour and save NHS money are an essential tool in the commissioning kitbag. This could mean funding new care pathways to reduce secondary care referrals or incentivising the use of generic over brand medicines.
Tags: clinical commissioning groups, commissioning, nhs referrals, general medical council, general practice
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has handed over the first ever 'mandate' to the NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB). This, we are told, signals the government and ministers stepping back from the day-to-day running of the NHS, but the results of a poll on our homepage show that the majority of you are not convinced.
Tags: clinical commissioning groups, commissioning, nhs commissioning board
The BMA has been working hard to influence the development of the new commissioning structures
Read what we have been doing
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