Special report on the co-commissioning of GP services

The Commissioning Primary Care conference aimed to set the scene for the launch of co-commissioning in April 2015, bringing together leading figures from NHS England and the CCG community.

More than 100 delegates represented over 50 CCGs at the event in February, produced by the team behind the Inside Commissioning website, and the publishers of GP, MIMS and Medeconomics.

The contents of the 17-page report, which is free to registered users of Inside Commissioning, include summaries of the presentations of all the key speakers on the day.

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Speakers and subject areas include:

Shaping your own vision of the future of primary care

Dr David Paynton, National clinical lead, RCGP Centre for Commissioning

CCGs urged to think ‘big and bold’ on co-commissioning primary care

Dr Julia Simon, programme director, co-commissioning of primary care, and head of commissioning development, NHS England

Time to re-connect GPs with local commissioners

Dr Steve Kell, chairman of Bassetlaw CCG and co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners

Commissioning telehealth services to develop integrated healthcare

Professor Ruth Chambers, member of NHS England's TECS steering group, a GP and clinical telehealth lead at Stoke-on-Trent CCG

Aligning GPs with other primary care and community services

Alastair Buxton, head of NHS services at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Katrina Venerus, optometrist and managing director of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit

Jo Cleary, chair of The College of Social Work and the National Skills Academy for Social Care

How CCGs can balance clinical leadership with conflicts of interest

Peter Edwards, senior partner at Capsticks, a specialist health and social care law firm

New clinical services: keeping the spirit of GP innovation alive

Dr Arun Aggarwal, GP at the Rainbow Surgery in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.

Improving mental health outcomes through co-commissioning

Dr Phil Moore, deputy chair (clinical) at Kingston CCG, a board member of NHS Clinical Commissioners, and chair of the Mental Health Commissioners’ Network

New challenges for CCG leaders on maintaining clinical engagement

Holly Holder, fellow in health policy at the Nuffield Trust

Can GP federations protect practices in the new healthcare market?

Dr Phil McCarthy, GP, appraiser and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Bristol, and former director of GP Care

CCGs urged to be proactive on management of practice contracts

Philippa Doyle, associate at health and social care lawyers Hempsons

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