The new NHS must change the way it operates so that more patients are cared for outside of hospitals and in local community settings or at home if the NHS is to change for the better, says the NHS Alliance.
This year will see a huge change in NHS Alliance’s role from being primarily a membership organisation for commissioners, to becoming primarily a membership organisation for GP practices, primary care providers and individual clinicians, managers and patients.
NHS Alliance and NHS Clinical Commissioners have co-produced a report on urgent care, which supports commissioners as they look to implement effective integrated 24/7 urgent care strategies in their local areas.
ACEVO and the NHS Alliance have today launched a jointly-produced Clinical Commissioners’ Guide to the Voluntary Sector, calling for a revolution in NHS/community links and closer collaboration between clinical commissioners and voluntary sector organisations.
The NHS Alliance has welcomed today’s announcement by the Department of Health that Clinical Commissioning Groups will be able to extend the deadline for full implementation of the 111 service, originally set for April 2013.
Following the publication of the consultation paper Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me, the NHS Alliance is calling on the government to show real commitment to shared decision-making.
In a speech at the Westminster Health Forum – Developing clinical senates and networks: commissioning, integration and efficiency – held in London, Dr Donal Hynes, co-vice chair of the NHS Alliance, reiterated the need for clinical senates and networks to support CCG’s localism.