• West Midlands commissioners learn the value of experience

    4 June 2012

    Clinical commissioners in the west Midlands have successfully piloted the experience led commissioning (ELC) model to develop an end of life care strategy.

    The Healthworks locality of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) drew on insights provided by patient experiences recorded locally and at a national level. It was part of the DH-funded programme of pilots for patient and public involvement.

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  • Putting the backbone into MSK commissioning

    3 June 2012

    A new approach to back pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) problems could halve the number of referrals to secondary care orthopaedic departments and improve quality of care for patients, NHS Sheffield believes.

    These would be the key outcomes of an initiative dating back to 2008 and the launch of a website (www.sheffieldbackpain.com) created to address commissioner concerns of variations in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain across the city.

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  • West Midlands commissioners learn the value of experience

    3 June 2012

    Clinical commissioners in the west Midlands have successfully piloted the experience led commissioning (ELC) model to develop an end of life care strategy.

    The Healthworks locality of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) drew on insights provided by patient experiences recorded locally and at a national level. It was part of the DH-funded programme of pilots for patient and public involvement.

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  • Pears more than an optical illusion

    2 June 2012

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    Boden Boden
    Boden
    Maldives
    MV

    A scheme which screens referrals into secondary care and redirects many to accredited community optometrists is on course to deliver annual net savings of around £80,000.

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  • Staffordshire CCGS turn patients into customers

    1 June 2012

    Patient feedback is playing a greater role in commissioning decisions and service re-design in Staffordshire with the consolidation of a variety of information into one database.

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