THIS WEEK'S VIEWPOINT
Patients with rare conditions may be at risk of losing out under CCGs, writes GP Dr Stephen Meech, whose son has the rare neuromuscular condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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Over 65% of GPs surveyed by LMCs in the north east of England said their experience of NHS 111 was either poor or very poor.
Failing NHS 111 providers face fines and having their contracts revoked.
GPs fear the impact of competition rules, but might find lower-profile legislation can provide a counterbalance. Neil Roberts investigates
GP leaders have hit out at health secretary Jeremy Hunt for blaming the 2004 GMS contract and practices for rising pressure on emergency care services.
A Labour move to overturn controversial 'section 75' NHS competition regulations was defeated in the House of Lords last night.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised to review Payment by Results after commissioners called for it to be abolished and complained it rewarded activity rather than outcomes.
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How clinical commissioning groups will work GPonline.com explains how commissioning will work in light of changes to the Health Bill.
Where GPs fit into the new NHS Critics fear changes to the Health Bill will make the NHS more complicated. From clinical commissioning groups to Monitor, GPonline.com unravels how it will work. Click on the boxes below in our organisation chart for more details.
Informatics - Robust data underpins pathfinder NHS Bexley's focus on patient data analytics aids consortium development, says Dr Sid Deshmukh.
Map of pathfinder clinical commissioning groups View this updated interactive map of the 257 clinical commissioning groups - previously known as GP consortia - that have been given pathfinder status as part of the planned NHS reforms.
Consortia - Understanding statutory bodies GP consortia are going to be statutory bodies, but what will this mean? Justin Cumberlege explains.
The GP consortia trailblazers Julie Griffiths looks at what's next for three pathfinder consortia with very different populations.
Map of CCG authorisation waves
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MORE COMMISSIONING ANALYSIS
Professor Steve Field, the NHS Commissioning Board's (NHSCB) new deputy medical director, tells GP's Neil Durham how attacking health inequalities is at the heart of his new role.
Viewpoint: Friends and family test for primary care - driving up standards or bulking out bureaucracy?15 February 2013
From April A&E and overnight inpatients will be asked whether they would recommend the services they received to their friends and family, writes Toby Knightley-Day
To achieve success we must have team members who share the same enthusiasm and passion, writes Dr Anita Sharma.
Oldham CCG first identified its challenges when trying to improve vascular health and use resources effectively, write Dr Anita Sharma and John McEwan.
Private sector involvement in the NHS can bring positive outcomes if contracts are well managed and have strong clinical input, argues GP Dr Kosta Manis, of Bexley CCG in south-east London.
What is the relationship between CCGs and their constituent practices, asks Nick Clarke, commercial partner at solicitors Aaron and Partners LLP, and how may it develop?
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Commissioning Show 2012
Health secretary Andrew Lansley used part of his speech at the Commissioning Show 2012 to explain the thinking behind a list of 'care objectives' that will be used to measure NHS commissioners' success in improving patient outcomes across five key do...
The NHS Confederation's chief executive Mike Farrar spoke to GPonline.com at Commissioning 2012 about the future of commissioning and the Olympic torch.
Dr Sam Barrell and nurse Claire Jones at Commissioning 2012
Can primary care nurses sit on clinical commissioning group (CCG) boards and can CCGs use non-NHS premises? Watch Dame Barbara answer CCG questions in video from the Commissioning Show 2012.
Dr Paul Lovell discusses his long-term conditions programme at the Commissioning Show 2012.
Dr Gill Jenkins is long-term conditions lead on the board of Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
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- Part-Time Salaried GP (with a view to Partnership) Culcheth Medical Centre Competitive Salary, Warrington, Cheshire
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- GPs should take on 30% of A&E work, say emergency doctors
- Fears over NHS England capacity to manage general practice
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- Dementia diagnosis must accelerate, warns Hunt
- Integrated care pilot drives up dementia diagnosis
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