Mergers, STPs, GP federations and much more in May Commissioning Excellence

8 May 2018

Practice mergers are often driven by necessity but provide the opportunity for CCGs and their members to think beyond the legal formalities and start to address problems of workload and workforce. The latest edition of Commissioning Excellence considers the steps to successful mergers, including what happens after the ink dries on the deal when arguably the real work begins. In related articles we consider why and how practices should claim a seat at the table with their local STP/ICS and Dr Mike Smith advises GP federations on how to avoid an early grave. Plus we look at the Health Education England rotating paramedic programme and a referral management system developed by a group of Leicestershire CCGs and their practices.

 

 

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