• Who should lead primary care networks?

    18 March 2019

    The acting medical director for primary care at NHS England, Nikita Kanani, has made it clear that primary care networks could be led by any clinician, not necessarily a GP. But is this still too prescriptive? Vote on the NHS Networks poll at www.networks.nhs.uk

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  • Don’t let your inbox win

    18 March 2019

    We all work in fast-paced environments, where there are tight deadlines that regularly need to be met. Do your to-do piles only ever seem to get bigger, your inbox only ever become fuller and do you seem to have an ever decreasing amount of time to complete your work in?

    This e-learning course – Managing Workload – helps you develop techniques to meet deadlines by increasing your productivity in the different aspects of your role. It features an in-depth section on how to hold effective meetings, successful collaboration and delegation. It also covers how to prioritise, motivate, avoid stress and cope with colleagues' expectations.

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  • Parliamentary report on future of commissioning

    18 March 2019

    A parliamentary report looks at changes to the structure of NHS commissioning organisations. It describes how the NHS long-term plan sets out the intention for integrated care systems to cover the whole of England by 2021, resulting in a reduction in the number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). It finds that many CCGs are currently underperforming, which the report concludes will need to improve as they take on the responsibility for commissioning services across larger populations. The report also concludes that getting the commissioning structures right will be an important part of delivering the NHS long-term plan.

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  • Government response breast screening review

    18 March 2019

    The independent breast screening review published in December 2018 followed the failure to invite thousands of women aged between 68 and 71 to their final breast screening. This document sets out the government’s response to each recommendation made in the report. The government has accepted all the recommendations.

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  • The false promise of the self-improving health system

    18 March 2019

    Why should the new payment systems being developed to support integrated care be any more successful than previous ones? A report from the King’s Fund calls for urgent reform of the system for paying and contracting for services in the NHS.

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