A CCG Chair's View
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Summary Care Records - Tattoo Needed?
I have an allergy – a significant one, potentially life threatening, to a drug used commonly in general anesthesia. This was discovered d...
Sunday, 20 October 2013
What He Doesn't Know
She is 85, frightened and confused in her increasingly rare lucid moments. Her husband struggles to care for her, his days a constant battl...
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
The survey. A new way of working?
Yesterday I joined a teleconference finalising the survey which will be used to assess the relationship between CCGs and NHS England, focusi...
Sunday, 8 September 2013
A&E and GP Access
Another week of headlines . Millions 'wrongly attending' A&E. GP access needs to improve. GPs could do more to ease the...
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Two recent events have persuaded me to write this blog. 1. A patient recently asked me which doctor at the hospital she should see. I ...
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
As well as a £3.8bn transfer of commissioning money to local authorities, the Spending Review has brought with it a c10% reduction in N...
Friday, 14 June 2013
2 months after major reforms, and the official birth date of clinical commissioning, there's a debate about the role of CCGs. Whil...
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