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Pounds of pressure

Tom Jackson, Chief Financial Officer, and Matt Greene, Programme Project Accountant of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, spoke at the recent CNO Summit. Here they reflect on the experiences they shared: There is a relentless pressure on budgets and resources in Liverpool. The city’s population is ageing and health outcomes are poor in many areas. NHS […]

More CCGs set to take on commissioning of GP services

NHS England is today announcing that another 52 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been authorised to take on delegated responsibility for commissioning GP services. Delegated commissioning gives CCGs further opportunities to improve out-of-hospital services. It will support the development of the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View and provides further opportunities to develop commissioning based on improved […]

Coalition for Collaborative Care

The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) was set up to help make person-centred care for people with long-term conditions a reality. The C4CC brings together like-minded organisations, including NHS England, who want to bring about change, they work in co-production with people who have lived experience of long-term conditions. This innovative partnership of more than […]

Enabling people to make informed health decisions

Health Literacy The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health literacy as: “….the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health”. In 2015 Public Health England and the Institute of Health Equity published a report entitled “Improving health literacy to […]

A Safer Start to 2016

The Medical Director for the Emergency Care Improvement Programme looks at a new approach to helping hospitals cope with peak winter pressures: We often keep patients in hospital for too long. We make them wait for all sorts of things such as, tests, reviews, medication, social care packages, discharge papers, and so on. This waiting […]