NHS Alliance and NHS Clinical Commissioners have co-produced a report on urgent care, which supports commissioners as they look to implement effective integrated 24/7 urgent care strategies in their local areas.
ACEVO and the NHS Alliance have today launched a jointly-produced Clinical Commissioners’ Guide to the Voluntary Sector, calling for a revolution in NHS/community links and closer collaboration between clinical commissioners and voluntary sector organisations.
The NHS Alliance has welcomed today’s announcement by the Department of Health that Clinical Commissioning Groups will be able to extend the deadline for full implementation of the 111 service, originally set for April 2013.
Following the publication of the consultation paper Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me, the NHS Alliance is calling on the government to show real commitment to shared decision-making.
In a speech at the Westminster Health Forum – Developing clinical senates and networks: commissioning, integration and efficiency – held in London, Dr Donal Hynes, co-vice chair of the NHS Alliance, reiterated the need for clinical senates and networks to support CCG’s localism.
Rick Stern has been appointed new chief executive for the organisation with effect from April 2012. He will work alongside Julie Wood, NHS Alliance's National Director of Clinical Commissioning, as part of a new leadership team, who will report to chairman Michael Dixon.
The new urgent care telephone number NHS 111 may have the potential to bring real benefits to the health care system but, according to a recent NHS Alliance survey, is in danger of 'getting lost in translation'.