• Matching the needs of practices and patients is the real point of the GP Forward View

    4 July 2018

    More than two years on from publication of the GP Forward View (GPFV) it is perhaps inevitable that some of the shine has come off a document that got a warm reception.

    Speakers at a PCC event to be held in Manchester in September can help practice managers and GPs rekindle that warm glow for a vision that promised to help them manage rising demand and other pressures.

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  • Don’t use new money to grow old NHS, warns NHS England boss

    4 July 2018

    NHS England’s operations director has warned that the five year investment plan announced in June must avoid the mistakes made when the health service last experienced a significant and sustained funding rise.

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  • Commissioners urged not to take ‘light touch’ procurement regime lightly

    8 May 2018

    Health commissioners should not be lulled into a false sense of security around procurement by the title ‘light touch regime’.

    That was the key message from Hempsons partner Deborah Ramshaw when she addressed a recent PCC workshop in London.

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  • Planning guidance: refreshingly familiar

    8 February 2018

    There were a few headlines to extract from this month’s “refreshed” planning guidance for the NHS but few real surprises. The document underlines the messages from the last major guidance document, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, but it also makes a few important concessions to recent “crises” – the serious and ongoing business of winter pressures and the less serious but still vexing matter of product names for NHS initiatives.

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