Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) manage conflicts of interest as part of their day-to-day activities. Effective handling of such conflicts is crucial for the maintenance of public trust in the commissioning system.
It also serves to give confidence to patients, providers, Parliament and tax payers that CCG commissioning decisions are robust, fair, transparent and offer value for money. Often the perception of conflict alone is enough to cause concern.
The latest edition of PCC News Commissioning includes CCG improvement and assessment framework supporting documents, Estates and technology transformation programme: guidance for CCGs and Conflicts of interest event.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that leadership is something that only very senior people have to consider. In fact, leadership is a skill that every professional manager needs to master.
PCC’s leadership skills e-learning course is designed to appeal to those who manage others, are new to a management role or wish to develop their management skills as part of their personal and professional development.
Change is a fact of organisational life and is something everyone has to deal with. Yet deciding what changes to make, winning support for new initiatives and delivering on expectations are still major managerial challenges. In a world where the NHS and health and care organisations face uncertain futures, how can you positively impact the future of your own organisation?
CCGs are reviewing PMS contracts. PCC recently supported NHS Warrington CCG with an event for local practices to explain the changes, the differences between PMS and GMS and the implications for practices.