Ministers across government are focusing on attempting to cut the rate of delayed transfers of care in a renewed effort to improve accident and emergency performance ahead of the general election.
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.
Clinical commissioning groups are considering swapping GPs with their neighbouring groups to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest in commissioning primary care.
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.
Up to a fifth of people attending walk-in centres were diverted from an A&E, according to new research by an academic at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.
Plans to introduce a range of new care models into the NHS over the next parliament has split the opinion of provider chiefs and clinical commissioning group leaders
National officials will create a ‘success regime’ in which struggling areas are directed to move quickly into the new care models proposed in the NHS Five Year Forward View, Simon Stevens has revealed, while warning local leaders against attempts to ‘re-spray’ their existing plans.
The NHS England chief executive has set out nine requirements that define a ‘multispecialty community provider’, one of the key care models in his vision for the future of the NHS.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will reveal his latest thinking on the future of the service in next week’s inaugural HSJ annual lecture.
More than 40 per cent of GP practices are unlikely to be capable of providing modern primary care services, according to analysis by construction consultants.
Out of hours providers are struggling to find GPs to cover shifts because of spiralling insurance premiums.
Smaller GP practices have fared worse under the Care Quality Commission’s inspections so far because of the “splendid isolation” in which some are operating, Professor Steve Field has said
Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices
Emergency and acute services in some areas could increasingly be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said
NHS England has ‘lost’ time exploring the use of GPs for the NHS 111 phone line as there are too few in the workforce to support it, a leading clinician has said
Clinical commissioning groups will be free to allow GP practices to move off the national pay for performance framework and to create new contract arrangements
More than half of England should be covered by new models of providing care, such as hospitals running GP practices, under a major shift proposed by national NHS leaders
Only half of GPS feel they are involved in CCG decision making, according to an NHS England commissioned survey
GPs have cautiously welcomed official guidance that appears to ensure “premium payments” clawed back from GP practices can only be spent on primary care services.
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