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The NHS has to work hard to remain relevant, respected and loved – CSUs can help in many ways, says Andrew Ridley

With more of a whimper than a bang, the new NHS commissioning system came into being a year ago this week. Three years of intense political debate, transition and significant headcount reduction meant a range of geographically-based, integrated commissioners were finally replaced by a host of new organisations – 212 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local … Continue reading

Why hospitals are doomed. Chris Mimnagh explains.

There is a change going on in the way we think about healthcare. The realisation that we can no longer afford to do what we’ve always done is looming large for all suppliers. Whether it’s expressed as the Nicholson Challenge or described eloquently as Hospitals on the edge, our existing systems have grown up with … Continue reading

NHS Commissioning Board must ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to local autonomy says Michael Dixon

In fewer than 100 working days, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will take up their full responsibilities.  The pain of authorisation will largely be over, the new commissioning architecture of the NHS in England mainly in place, and the key frameworks and tools for measurement mostly understood.   CCGs are ready to take up their responsibilities, … Continue reading


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