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NEWS: Row over plan to split CCG

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A troubled urban hospital group has been alarmed by growing pressure for practices to leave the clinical commissioning group that provides its patients. The Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust is waiting for a new hospital located on the borders of Birmingham – but in the meantime runs hospitals across two boroughs in the West

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CQC Masterclass: The Perfect Practice (Online course)

February 21, 2019, by in CCGs, eLearning, Masterclass

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CQC: The Perfect Practice (Masterclass)

Are you prepared for your CQC inspection? If you aren’t, then do not worry; you soon will be! This Masterclass focuses on the five key questions the CQC asks about services: Are they safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led? Six exceptional modules of ammunition, enabling you to feel fully prepared for your

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The great practice/CCG divide

The great practice/CCG divide

An anonymous practice manager – using personal experiences of working for both sides – shares their views on the culture gap that exists between practices and CCGs, and why surgeries will struggle to get the support they need until that gap is bridged. I’d been managing GP practices for well over a decade before I

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GP referral vetting going nationwide

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The controversial panels that vet GP referrals are set to be implemented nationwide, it has been revealed. NHS England claims the process is a “peer review” scheme. Increasing numbers of clinical commissioning groups have set up referral panels in spite of opposition from many local doctors. In some cases private companies have been contracted to

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Six in 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups missing talking therapy targets

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New data gives an insight into how Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are performing with regard to delivering talking therapies. The figures, from NHS England’s mental health ‘dashboard’*, highlight the proportion of CCGs meeting and missing their targets when it comes to increasing access to talking therapies. The latest data show that nearly 6 in 10

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