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  • With his plans unravelling fast, there will be much more of this sort of thing, and indebted we are to the excellent Liberal Conspiracy website for prior notification of Lansley's intention to describe the approaching Armageddon to GPs and the like at the forthcoming conference, the imaginatively entitled Commissioning 2011.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Newest US Navy Ship - Adopted by Local Navy League Council - to Make Historic 'Commissioning' Visit to Ventura / Santa Barbara

    Latest News from SYS-CON ITALIA

  • Going ahead with the bill means setting up the NHS Commissioning Board (with an annual running costs of £492m), 260 clinical commissioning groups (with an annual running costs of £1.25bn), and the new economic regulator, Monitor (with its anticipated annual running costs of £82m).

    NHS reforms criticised by leading healthcare publications

  • Commissioning doesn't have the status in the NHS that it does in local authorities.

    Why the NHS will struggle to attract commissioning high flyers

  • But the doctors are worried that the GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), which will replace PCTs, will find themselves unexpectedly under the control of another organisation, the NHA National Commissioning Board (NCB).

    Backers of NHS shake-up turn against Andrew Lansley's plans

  • While specialist care will be organised by the National Commissioning Board, testing and prevention are likely to be localised and the long-term needs of patients who are living longer will probably be managed by GPs.

    Change rules on drugs for HIV, says top doctor

  • Commissioning was all about shifting services form supporting people in residential care to care at home and developing specialist care for people suffering from dementia.

    Why the NHS will struggle to attract commissioning high flyers

  • Hilary Thompson, chair of the Commissioning Support Programme and chief executive of the Office for Public Management, says public bodies are increasingly moving away from direct provision of services, but points out that when an authority wishes to shift delivery of services out of its control, that decision needs to be supported by good commissioning practice if it is to lead to sustainable services and improved results.

    A plan for partnerships: reshaping public services

  • Commissioning in social services has been around a lot longer than in the NHS.

    Why the NHS will struggle to attract commissioning high flyers

  • The NHS Commissioning Board will be accountable for the '999' service, while individual ambulance services will become foundation trusts accountable to Parliament.

    Government plans vague about ambulance services


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