There is a current push to create Accountable Care Systems in the NHS, but does anyone really know what they are, exactly who will need to be involved in their creation, operation and oversight and have we yet learnt the lessons of previous models? asks Dr Anna Coleman. Accountable Care Systems (ACS) have been designed […]
GP-led commissioning of health services: here to stay or gone tomorrow?
A survey of GPs suggests that only a minority think that commissioning services is an important part of their role, and that many current GP leaders of Clinical Commissioning Groups intend to quit their roles in the next five years. Professor Kath Checkland and Dr Valerie Moran blog for us on their study, and the […]
CCGs go primetime but reforms have spun a complex web of accountability
The major reforms stemming from the Health and Social Care Act 2012 have permeated Saturday night television, writes Dr Julia Segar. But while Clinical Commissioning Groups may have made it onto BBC One’s Casualty, a recent storyline misrepresented their ability to hold A&E departments to account; although given the complexity of the new system, this is perhaps […]