Commissioning better care for people with diabetes would benefit both patients and taxpayers, NHS delegates to a PCC event heard this month. The event, which focused on “outcomes based” approaches to buying diabetes services, comes in the wake of a report from the World Health Organisation that 1 in every 11 adults now have the condition.
Sustainability and transformation plans demand a system-based approach to commissioning. They will only succeed if commissioners and providers change both the way they think and change how they approach contracting.
The latest edition of PCC News Practice Management includes How to write the winning bid: responding to tenders and proposals, 2015/16 general practice NHS complaints procedure and new tips and mythbusters for GP practices.
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.