Mar 31 maxhealth |
Tagged in: Public Health England , Public Health , NHS , Local Authority , HealthWatch , Health and Wellbeing Board , Health and Social Care Bill 2011 , Clinical Commissioning Groups , CCGs
Main Legislative Changes
PCTs and SHAs will be abolished
Health and Wellbeing Boards will be established to improve integration between NHS and LA services
CCGs will take over commissioning from PCTs and will work with the new NHS Commissioning Board
Monitor will be established to regulate providers of NHS services in the interests of patients and prevent anti-competitive behaviour
The voice of patients will be strengthened through HealthWatch, and local HealthWatch organisations
Public Health England will lead on public health at the national level, and LAs will do so at a local level
New duties to promote integrated care have been placed on key bodies including the NHS Commissioning Board, Monitor, and CCGs
CCGs will take on their new responsibilities when they have been authorised to do so
Several changes have been made to widen clinical involvement in commissioning, with CCG governance arrangements also strengthened and a requirement added for them to publish a members’ register of interests to meet concerns about conflicts of interest
Monitor will not now “promote competition”
Amendments have been made to rule out competition on price and additional safeguards have been added to reduce the emphasis on competition
The Secretary of State retains ministerial accountability to parliament for the provision of the health service
There is an emphasis on the need to promote research within the NHS and strengthen requirements to promote education and training
Nov 16 maxhealth |
Tagged in: maxhealth people , healthcare , health inequalities , Clinical Commissioning Groups , CCGs
Commissioning is a complex set of functions, processes and tasks. CCGs have the freedom to decide how they undertake their commissioning functions and the type of commissioning support they need. The challenge for CCGs is to do it better and more efficiently. This can only be achieved by doing things significantly differently, and not just copying what has gone before. CCGs will need support so that they can make the right commissioning decisions. These must lead to better health outcomes and reduction in health inequities and inequalities in the populations that they serve. We know that there is a body of skills that have been developed within the NHS and other public and private sectors to assist and support CCGs with commissioning. At Maxhealth People, we are ready to support your commissioning needs and bring added value to your organisation.
Aug 02 maxhealth |
Tagged in: maxhealth people
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Apr 02 maxhealth |
Unfortunately some of our health and social care system falls behind many of our EU neighbours on a number of key health measures, such as cancer survival rates.
There is no doubt that our health and care system needs to deliver a much improved service with better outcomes for patients.
The Department of Health is right in stating that:
1. There needs to be more focus on improving quality, as poor quality care costs more money – if hospital acquired infections are not tackled, or if there are no steps to prevent falls among older people, it can cost the NHS billions of pounds every year
2. Services need to be joined up more effectively – patients who need support from both health and care professionals too often find their needs aren’t met, because health and social care professionals don’t work together locally
3. About half of all deaths in this country are preventable, so more needs to be done to encourage people to look after their own health by eating well and exercising more
4. Health costs are rising because of an ageing population and advances in medical technology so steps need to be taken now to cut waste and improve performance
More details are at: http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/context/quickguide/
Mar 16 maxhealth |
Key NHS staff survey findings
Feb 27 maxhealth |
False Economy this week has shown that massive job cuts are looming as the NHS attempts to make efficiency savings. They say that PCTs have started cutting thousands of managerial and frontline clinical posts, with over 50,000 professionals losing their jobs.
More details can be found at: http://falseeconomy.org.uk
Feb 13 maxhealth |
At at recent BMA event it was agreed that the most likely result of the NHS reforms would be an increase in health inequalities. This will happen because of a widening gap in the social determinants of health, but also as a result of the local - and therefore piecemeal - solutions where it is national action that is necessary.