by Andy Cowper on 6th September 2012
Our latest online seminar was held at 19.30-20.15 on Wednesday 5 September 2012, with Bob Ricketts, NHSCB Director of Commissioning Support Strategy and Market Development The ‘Any Qualified Provider’ (AQP) aspects of the 2012 Health And Social Care Act were controversial, and much clarification remains required on the rules and regulations that will make the... Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 25th July 2012
Stephen Dorrell, MP for Charnwood, is the widely-respected chair of the Commons Select Committee on Health. He was health secretary at the end of the Conservative government under John Major, after having been a junior health minister. What is the best piece of work the select committee have done since the election? In terms of... Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 12th March 2012
Dr Stewart Findlay is a GP, commissioning lead for NHS Alliance in the North-East. This is the first in a series of blog pieces, which can also be found on the GP website (http://www.gponline.com/) We’re rarely bored in the development of clinical commissioning. Locally, at present, we are doing two big things: firstly, getting involved... Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 27th October 2011
Mike Farrar is chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents the management of NHS organisations. He is a former strategic health authority chief executive, and is widely regarded as an able communicator of policy issues and capable manager of political situations. Farrar talked to Achieving Commissioning Excellence editor Andy Cowper about the impact of... Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 18th October 2011
Prior to his departure to become chief information officer of McKessen, the chief executive of the NHS Co-Operation and Competition Panel Andrew Taylor made time to give Achieving Commissioning Excellence an interview on key issues for commissioners. The CCP’s role is to advise the Secretary of State for Health and Monitor on the application of... Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 1st August 2011
Dame Barbara Hakin, DH National Managing Director for Commissioning Development, is one of the key figures in the development of clinical commissioning. She kindly took time out of her lively schedule to do this interview for the launch of Achieving Commissioning Excellence: our thanks to Dame Barbara and her team for their help. Interview by... Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 27th July 2011
Stephen Dorrell, MP for Charnwood, was previously Health Secretary at the tail end of the Major government 1995-7.
He has won cross-party respect for his rigorous and independent chairing of the influential health select committee, which he assumed last May.
He is also widely viewed among policy experts as one of the best-informed former health secretaries, who has retained a strong awareness of the brief.
He spoke to Health Policy Insight editor Andy Cowper about the Health Bill, commissioning, the politics of reform. Read more »
by Andy Cowper on 27th July 2011
Professor John Appleby, chief economist of the Kings Fund, is one of the UK’s most respected analysts and commentators on the NHS’s financial and information ecology. Given the crucial importance of improving the NHS’s use of data to inform commissioning with the current reforms, Professor Appleby and Achieving Commissioning Excellence editor Andy Cowper discuss the... Read more »