Category list : National Association of Primary Care
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HSJ has collated the most comprehensive picture so far of England’s GP networks, federations and super practices.
NHS England has been criticised for the speed at which it is scaling down “premium” payments to Yorkshire GP practices.
STRUCTURE: Concern has been raised about patients in Kent being removed from the register of their GP as part of an NHS England clean-up of lists.
NAPC to join NHS ConfederationSubscription
The National Association of Primary Care is set to be integrated into the ranks of the NHS Confederation over the course of the next 18 months.
Hunt urged to give GP commissioners autonomySubscription
GP and clinical commissioner representatives have given a cautious welcome to the new health secretary, urging him to maintain commitment to local autonomy.
Guidance from the NHS Commissioning Board has set out new principles for “firming up” clinical commissioning group boundaries, and an elaborate formula for resolving disputed areas.
The NHS Commissioning Board expects to control half of the income for some trusts through its funding of specialised services.
Exclusive: Lansley assures CCGs over competitionSubscription
The health secretary has written to clinical commissioning groups to assure them that that they will be in control over crucial issues such as competition, integration, and buying support services.
Government spending restrictions are delaying key reform programmes and will mean an underspend of £40m across the Department of Health’s 15 arm’s length bodies.
The NHS Confederation has established a policy forum in a bid to increase its influence over government reform.