Dave West is HSJ chief reporter. His focus includes commissioning, particularly with NHS England and clinical commissioning groups, and on primary care reform. For HSJ Intelligence, he also covers the Yorkshire and the Humber and North East regions. In the past he has focused on acute care, quality, and informatics. He has been at HSJ since 2008, and in 2013 won the Medical Journalists' Association professional journalist of the year award. He has been nominated for awards for HSJ’s interactive clinical commissioning group map.Follow Dave West on Twitter @Davewwest
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NHS England is to cut hundreds of roles and is likely to carry out a major restructure of its area teams over the next nine months
HSJ has updated its comprehensive interactive map of the NHS commissioning system, showing critical details about its organisations.
NHS Confederation associate director Karen Castille was accidentally omitted from HSJ’s list of the Most Inspirational Women in Healthcare, which was published this week.
- Stevens unveils 'radical' personal budgets plan for health and social care
- NHS England to offer local commissioning 'step-change'
- Hunt: CCGs must become 'accountable care organisations'
- CCGs 'should have more control over winter pressures funding'
- Stevens putting 'rigour' into care fund approval process, minister says
- Foundation trust set to start running GP practices
- BMA: National GP contract will diminish in significance
GP practices in a significant minority of areas are forming groups with non-neighbouring practices. In some of those, data suggests one group is formed from better performing and/or less deprived practices.
Including the list of practices rated red on their PCT’s scorecard in more than a third of areas.
Two of Andrew Lansley’s big summer announcements have irked some in the NHS for a number of reasons, and they were both information publications of sorts.
- Off the hook on targets?
- Charting public health
- Hospital guides
- Health twits
- Personal health records continued
- Logging on early
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