GP commissioning

GP commissioning

A new approach to the design and delivery of healthcare in the UK, which is based on understanding the needs of a local population, of groups and of individual patients, designing services that best meet those needs, developing a clinical framework for creating a range of contracts with providers to offer choice for patients wherever possible and ensuring that services are delivered to the highest standards of quality. Because GPs are the patients’ first point of contact with non-urgent health services, GP commissioning brings decision-making much closer to patients and local communities, and ensures commissioner accountability.
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Establishing a new regime for GP commissioning, Ms Helmn said that by providing support services beyond clinical education such as marketing, financial and patient journey planning advice, the Academy offered the means of integrating optical coherence tomography into practice.
Truth - The health service has already begun breaking up into local GP commissioning groups.
Attending an NHS information event at Slaithwaite Civic Hall are, from left, Carol McKenna, chief officer for the Greater Huddersfield Clinical |Commissioning Group, Emma Downas, CCG quality manager, Marsden resident Iris McLintock and Vanessa Stirum, lay member of the Greater Huddersfield GP Commissioning Group
His visit comes amid new evidence that NHS trusts and GP commissioning groups are being "bogged down" by the opening up of the health service to competition law.
Care home The Court in Bebington, Wirral, was allocated PS100,000 and Summer Fields in Rock Ferry, Wirral, PS36,750, after Wirral Council and Wirral GP Commissioning Consortia put in a bid for funds.
Unfortunately not all GPs do feel that they have influence with their CCG or, still worse, have lost faith with the whole GP commissioning idea.
Now the city's new GP commissioning group aim to cut that figure by 10 per cent in just one year.
In their place, GP commissioning groups will be created and they will take control of 80 per cent of the health service's budget - about pounds 80billion a year.
As in other areas nationwide, the health bodies will be replaced by GP commissioning groups -some of which are now operating in shadow form under trusts' guidance -as the Government presses ahead with widely criticised plans to hand pounds 80bn of the annual NHS budget to GPs.
Already one of the pathfinder GP commissioning groups has gone down this route and is being run by the US multinational, UnitedHealth Group.
And, for GPs, should the planned move to GP commissioning continue, set to become even busier.
It is claimed that local GP commissioning will bring high-quality and cost-effective care to local communities by 'patient empowerment, local professional judgement and greater provider dynamisms' (Steven, 2010, p.