Welcome! It's on Saturday 2nd August 2014

NHS Alliance

- bringing together GP Consortia, PCTs, clinicians and managers in primary care.

  • The NHS needs new answers

    This year's NHS Alliance conference in Manchester is set to be primary care's "finest hour". An NHS beset by limited, zero or even negative economic growth is having to think again. How can we improve patients' ability to help themselves, improve their personal health and develop better health within the wider community?

  • New Apex guides to Practice Based Commissioning

    Practice Based Commissioning is the only way forward to a better health service that is accessible and integrated, and which gives patients and health care professionals the tools they need to tackle some long-standing issues such as cost efficiency and inequalities

  • Hard times or times of opportunity?

    By Dr Michael Dixon, Chairman, NHS Alliance As we approach the dog days of summer and everlasting sunshine (I hope!) the challenges facing us are beginning to multiply. Swine flu progresses ever faster, the economic downturn goes ever deeper and the political climate becomes ever more changeable. For the faint hearted, this might seem like a time to lie low and wait for further instructions

  • Annual conference

    The recession combined with lack of trust in public services mean that the NHS and the Government face difficult political and economic challenges ahead. As a result health services will only get better if primary care finally takes the lead it has been handed but political leaders must also sharpen up their vision, says Michael Sobanja, Chief Executive, NHS Alliance

  • Social enterprises

    The challenges facing the development of social enterprises in the NHS are the focus of a discussion paper just published by the NHS Alliance.

  • NEDNET takes new approach to networking and reform

    By Dr Ade Adeagbo, Chair, NHS Alliance Network for Non-Executive Directors (NEDNET) The NHS Alliance Network for Non-Executive Directors (NEDNET) is shifting gear in light of NHS reform and the needs for our network to be more focused and strategic in how it operates......

  • Just Imagine...

    By Dr Michael Dixon - Chairman NHS Alliance Just imagine if all community services were excellent, integrated and cost-effective. Imagine too that the workforce were positive and happy. Imagine all GPs, Practice Managers and Practices being enthused by their new ability to improve local services and develop health initiatives as practice-based commissioners.

  • Customised help aids NHS Brent

    NHS Brent is the first PCT to get customised help under the Department of Health's PBC Development Framework for Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and Practice Based Commissioners.