Politicians need to have “an honest conversation with the public about the pressures we face, the money we have and how we spend it in the future,” said Mike Farrar (pictured), Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation.
Commissioners in North East Essex are to have “difficult conversations” with patients and providers to enable them to “commission in a different way,” said Dr Shane Gordon (pictured), CEO, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.
NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, a membership organisation of GPs from 95 GP Practices covering 493,000 patients, is establishing a patient centred health service with its “Healthy Liverpool Programme.”
The new Clinical Commissioning Groups have outstanding leaders, for the most part, and they are beginning to exert their muscle in terms of service redesign and not being bound by the rules of the past.
The Department of Health’s revised version of the controversial Section 75 Regulations on competition contribute little to guaranteeing commissioners the freedom to commission, says The Lewisham Campaign.