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Commissioning: the times are a changing

Blog post 14/02/2018Helen Buckingham

Before we look at how commissioning functions might evolve as integrated care systems develop, Helen Buckingham looks at the reality behind the debate, the lessons of the past, and whether the terminology we use actually matters.

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2018: What to look out for in health and social care

Blog post 21/12/2017Nuffield Trust

With 2017 drawing to a close and the new year nearly upon us, for festive reading we asked 12 Nuffield Trust experts to each give a brief insight into what might happen in health and social care in 2018. So we’ve been making a list (and checking it twice) of what they told us. See you in the new y...

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How can commissioners respond to the NHS financial crunch?

Blog post 20/09/2016John Wilderspin

Our recent briefing, Feeling the crunch, showed how the financial pinch currently felt by NHS providers would soon fall on commissioning bodies. John Wilderspin offers a commissioner's perspective on the numbers.

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We might need a magic carpet to cross this financial bridge

Blog post 19/09/2016Siva Anandaciva

Siva Anandaciva, Head of Analysis at NHS Providers, responds to recent analysis from Sally Gainsbury unpicking the state of NHS finances.

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Why we still need clinical commissioners

Blog post 12/07/2016Holly Holder

Holly Holder outlines why new developments in the NHS - including devolution and sustainability and transformation plans - are putting the voice of GPs in commissioning at risk.

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Cornerstone of NHS reforms faces uncertain future

Press release 12/07/2016

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have secured better engagement from GPs than previous forms of commissioning but still face numerous barriers to putting power in doctors’ hands, according to a new report published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.

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Clinical commissioning: GPs in charge?

Report 06/07/2016Ruth Robertson | Holly Holder | Shilpa Ross | Chris Naylor | Sílvia Machaqueiro

What progress have clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) made in implementing their clinically led model and what more needs to be done?

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Why some GPs are growing “weary” with commissioning

Blog post 05/04/2016Holly Holder

Holly Holder unpacks the Nuffield Trust and The King's Fund's latest research into clinical commissioning and explores possible reasons for some GPs feeling less than engaged with their CCGs.

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Has clinical commissioning found its voice? GP perspectives on their CCGs

Report 04/04/2016Holly Holder | Ruth Robertson | Chris Naylor | Shilpa Ross | Sílvia Machaqueiro

This slide deck presents the final year of results from an annual survey of GPs and practice managers in six CCGs across the country.

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Who is accountable in the reformed NHS?

Conference/seminar 10/02/2016 • 09.00–10.30

This roundtable event brought together parliamentarians, policymakers and representatives from national stakeholder bodies to consider the future of accountability in the English NHS.

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