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Commissioning news

Ed Miliband

Exclusive interview: Ed Miliband on NHS reorganisation, competition and funding

27-Jan-2015 | By

A Labour government would not instigate a ‘top-down reorganisation’ of the NHS as there would be no ‘mandated… one size fits all model’ for achieving its plan for integrating health and social care, Ed Miliband has told HSJ.

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Manchester

Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

28-Jan-2015 | By

Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned

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Pound coin

NHS England resolves £50m dispute with CCGs

26-Jan-2015 | By

NHS England has settled a dispute with clinical commissioning groups in the south of England over its proposal to transfer £50m from their budgets to its own specialised commissioners.

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Doctors meeting

Future role of GPs in commissioning is ‘fragile’, report finds

26-Jan-2015 | By

GPs involved in clinical commissioning groups have doubts about whether they will be capable of taking on additional responsibility for primary care, health think tanks have warned.

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Steve Kell

Monitor angers CCGs with advice on community services

23-Jan-2015 | By

Commissioners have voiced concern that their efforts to integrate services will be hampered by ‘enforced competition’ after Monitor released a report warning them against simply rolling over existing community services contracts.

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Male GP injecting arm of older woman patient

CCGs consider swapping GPs to avoid conflict of interest

23-Jan-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups are considering swapping GPs with their neighbouring groups to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest in commissioning primary care.

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Walk in centre

Updated: Third of CCGs apply for full co-commissioning powers over GP members

22-Jan-2015 | By

Around a third of clinical commissioning groups are bidding to take over responsibility for performance management and budgets of their member GP practices from April, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive map: CCGs' co-commissioning decisions

22-Jan-2015

HSJ’s exclusive map showing which CCGs have applied to co-commission primary care, and at which level.

Nick Clegg

Clegg: Moving away from block contract is biggest change in mental health

19-Jan-2015 | By

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said beginning to shift mental health services away from block contracts could be the most significant change the government has made in the sector.

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Manchester

Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

28-Jan-2015 | By

Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned

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