Category list : Primary care
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STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the county council have asked the government for powers to jointly commission all the area’s specialised services, primary care, social care and public health services in a bid to recreate the commissioning system that existed before the Health Act 2012.
Controversial out of hours shake-up faces delaySubscription
COMMERCIAL: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups will today consider whether to delay a decision to place the region’s out of hours care services out to tender.
COMMISSIONING: A clinical commissioning group has admitted its system for ensuring there was no conflict of interest in the commissioning of primary care services must be improved, HSJ can reveal.
CCG scrambles to find ‘emergency’ GP providersSubscription
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in the North East are urgently searching for providers to take on three “emergency” GP surgery contracts from March, with the provision of primary care services for over 13,000 patients at risk.
GP ‘super partnership’ plots further expansionSubscription
STRUCTURE: The leader of the NHS’s largest GP “super partnership” has said it could soon be joined by additional practices, and may need to work closely with other large scale GP groups in the near future.
Primary care funding: the risers and fallersSubscription
Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.
RECONFIGURATION: GP leaders in Shropshire have raised fears that a proposed reorganisation of emergency care in the region would see an increase in GP workloads for which they say there is no more capacity.
PRIMARY CARE: The primary care ‘super practice’ and vanguard site Lakeside Healthcare has begun triaging ambulatory patients who arrive at Leicester Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.
Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has announced plans to almost double the amount it invests in general practice to improve the range of services on offer to patients.
COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.