Category Archives: CCGs

Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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The closure of walk in centres contributes to health inequalities

Guest blog by Cllr Sanchia Alasia, Labour Councillor for Barking and Dagenham In my role as chair of the health scrutiny committee on Barking and Dagenham council, I have seen first-hand, how the new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) set up … Continue reading

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A fresh start for CCG staff – in sickness and in health

By Julia Manning. Originally published by Pulse, 21st January. CCGs represent a fresh start, not just for what and how services are commissioned, but also for how the wellbeing of staff is supported. They take over in a system not renowned … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The NHS needs outstanding management as well as a legal framework, for example, to unlock the potential of the property portfolio.

The potential for improved efficiency in delivering effective healthcare within the framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is enormous.  However, there will be no benefit without the management skills needed to take up the challenges. Many future … Continue reading

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A choice of providers for obesity management

A paper published in the Lancet on Wednesday shows that commercial weight-loss programmes may be more effective than those provided within primary care. A study conducted in Australia, Germany, and the UK allocated patients to either 12 months of standard care or … Continue reading

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