The NHS has entered a period of significant financial challenge. Four per cent in efficiency improvements each year to 2015 must be achieved without damaging care quality. Structural reform aimed at... More > ensuring sustainability – the provision of good quality care within the resources likely to be available in the medium to longer term - will also be necessary.
In this response to the NHS ‘listening exercise’, we build on our previous research and analysis to
outline a strategy in support of both objectives.
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A national study into how decisions about NHS resource allocation have been made by primary care trusts (PCTs) has been carried out by the Nuffield Trust, and the Health Services Management Centre at... More > the University of Birmingham. The financial challenge facing the NHS in the coming years will mean difficult decisions will have to be made about how and where NHS resources are used. The proposed new clinical commissioning groups can learn from the experiences of PCTs in relation to priority setting. This research summary presents findings of the study and draws upon these to discuss the implications for primary care commissioning in the light of current NHS reform plans.
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