Partnership with the (Primary Care Rheumatology) PCR Society

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Today we welcome 5 new GP bloggers to the National Elf Service. Tom Rowley, Michael Horsfield, Jean Wong, Christine Haseler and Adrian Dunbar from the PCR Society will all be contributing blogs to the Musculoskeletal Elf over the coming months.

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Lessons on long term planning from challenged health economies

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Alison Turner summarises a recent long term planning report from Monitor, TDA and NHS England, which shares lessons from 11 health economies involved in the Intensive Planning Support Programme.

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Commissioning Support Units: Their progress so far

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The Health Service Journal has published this supplement to highlight the successes of Commissioning Support Units (CSUs), and to discuss their next steps, as they “enter a competitive market next year”, where they have to bid to get a place on the lead provider framework. There has been immense change since CSUs were first launched, [read the full story…]