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Pressures grow on CCGs to move quickly into implementation

We are reliably informed that NHS England (“NHSE”) has “evolved in three distinct phases” since it was established. Next Steps…

May 5, 2017

Promises, promises… what the election could mean for the NHS

As the 8th of June rapidly approaches, the debate and rhetoric starts to heat up – and the potential impact…

May 4, 2017

Demand is proving demanding: Stepping off the ‘treadmill’

Today’s publication of the Next Steps for the Forward View shows that despite some progress in wrestling demand pressures in…

March 31, 2017

It’s complicated (part II): Why councils need to keep contributing to STPs

For local authorities, STP process has been frustrating. There has been the usual lack of engagement by some of the…

November 25, 2016

It’s complicated (part I): Why health cannot afford to go it alone on STPs

It has been reported that a number of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) have been developed with little or no…

November 25, 2016

HSJ Commissioning Summit: Seizing the STP Opportunity

Last week the IMPOWER health team attended the HSJ Commissioning Summit. As ever, the agenda was packed with plenty of…

September 27, 2016

Crucial but not easy: Partnership building in local health economies

This year’s annual NHS Planning guidance for the first time requires NHS leaders to produce two separate but connected plans:…

May 17, 2016


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