• Clinicians warned not to become spin doctors

    1 June 2011

    David Colin Thomé, who recently retired after ten years as national clinical director of primary care, imparted three pieces of advice to GP commissioners during an impromptu farewell message to the National Clinical Commissioning Network.

    1. Don’t over-coach on communications
    2. Beware too much technical input
    3. Concentrate on relationships

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  • Statements of Financial Entitlements

    1 June 2011

    Regulations that enable dental pilots to start came into force on 1 June and the statement of financial entitlements (SFE) has now been published. DH has published guidance to the SFE as the SFE itself is necessarily a very dense and technical document. Its length and complexity is driven by the fact that there are three types of pilots (the SFE covers all) and particularly by the complexities of making quality payments in a pilot environment, as well as by the requirement to set individual contract values for pilot practices.

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  • IRIS - Identification and Referral to Improve Safety

    10 April 2011

     

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  • Model eye care enhanced services contract

    9 April 2011

    In response to requests from subscriber PCTs, PCC has now published a model eye care enhanced services contract. This comes in three variants for

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  • Violence against women and girls - Commissioning guidance on related topics

    9 April 2011

     

    There is currently no official Government guidance on some topics, so in these areas the links are to guidance developed by third sector organisations, which commissioners may find useful.

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