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Health reforms under the spotlight

Chance for GPs in commissioning to grill policy makers

Mark Gould

Friday, 13 April 2012

Now that the government has pushed through its heavily revised Health and Social Care Bill, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Coalition is calling for anyone involved in commissioning care to attend a national conference to debate its implementation. The event will be attended by senior NHS figures including the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley (pictured).

The Coalition says the conference, to be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on the 24th of April, will give CCG leaders the opportunity to express their concerns, share their experience and develop common themes that CCGs would like the NHS Clinical Commissioning Coalition to take up on their behalf.

The conference will have the presence of the NHS Commissioning Board’s chairman, Professor Malcolm Grant; Monitor’s chairman and interim chief executive, David Bennett.

The Coalition says it will allow CCG leaders to “discuss their views honestly and frankly with each other” as well as key NHS bodies which will be instrumental in the run up to implementation of clinical commissioning in April 2013.

This initiative is part of the NHS Clinical Commissioning Coalition’s efforts to ensure that CCGs are heard, able to define their future and receive the support they need to make their vision a reality. By facilitating honest discussion, sharing of information and involving different parts of the NHS in the process, the Coalition wants to create a supportive environment which will enable CCGs to be truly successful and thrive. The event has been supported by Capita and UnitedHealth UK.

To book a place, email healthconference@capita.co.uk

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