Only now is the wisdom of successive Secretaries of State for Health becoming clear to me. Who would have thought that quietly, in the background, the Department of Health was implementing a 30 year mastermind strategy to build stability into the NHS. Repeated re-organisations of the NHS have all been part of an incredible masterplan
Watching the lovely Prof Brian Cox on The Wonders of the Universe I learnt, via the medium of piles of Namibian sand and sandcastles, about entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Now, I know that only equipped with a B grade in O Level physics, I’m in danger of straying well beyond my pay
Many thanks to Andy Cowper and his excellent Health Policy Insight blog for publishing new DH guidance about the legal status of GP Commissioning Consortia http://www.healthpolicyinsight.com/?q=node/1016 Or should that be many thanks to Andy’s band of merry men and women who have let him have early sight of this new guidance? “Whatever” – it’s good
It was good to see the launch of the King’s Fund new paper on reconfiguring hospital services – the lessons from South East London by Keith Palmer http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/reconfiguring.html The Exec Summary notes “Palmer contends that the government will need to find a way of dealing with legacy debt and the costs of PFI commitments to support
Much confusion prevails about the status of Any Willing Provider (AWP) in the new Health and Social Care Bill. Is it a tool that GP Commissioning Consortia (GPCs) can deploy as and when they want or will AWP take over the whole system and render Commissioning largely irrelevant? A lot depends on how much of
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