Dr Paul Zollinger-Read is director of GP commissioning at NHS East of England and medical adviser at The King’s Fund.
Clinical commissioning groups have an opportunity to reverse a declining trend, and take responsibility for the improvement of care quality, says Paul Zollinger-Read.
In 2012, the Year of the Dragon, will commissioning plans be all smoke and no fire? Paul Zollinger-Read says it is vital that they aren’t.
Now is a golden opportunity to start developing guidelines and principles to inform better healthcare delivery, says Paul Zollinger-Read
- Carving out a path for clinically led commissioning
- 'Complex consortia issues will require a new style of leadership'
- Keeping safer service delivery at the forefront of the NHS
- 'There are no winners while there is 'them and us' tribalism in the NHS'
Lessons from the States are often relegated to the ‘too different to be useful’ box, but on closer inspection there are many similarities between American medical groups and the proposed GP consortia – as Paul Zollinger-Read learned on a recent visit to Boston.