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Network Development Meeting

When Jun 08, 2010 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Contact Phone 07805 027 463 Katherine Andrews
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Members who would like to attend should contact: katherine.andrews@networks.nhs.uk

This meeting is for those members who would like to play a part in the development of the Healthcare Professionals Commissioning Network. The main objective of this workstream is to increase the number and confidence of wider professional groups actively involved in local commissioning.

We have over 80 people engaged so far from nursing, pharmacy, optometry and dentistry who all strongly believe that commissioning does not have to be medically led and we are hoping that around 20 to 25 of you would like to join us on 8 June 2010.

The venue is kindly being provided by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain at 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN. The meeting will be in their conference chamber downstairs.

Click here for a map of the venue.

Attendees should note that this network is unfunded so we cannot reimburse expenses. We are very grateful for the contributions you are all making.

The key messages from the group that will be fed back to the Department of Health to inform White Paper thinking on the future model of commissioning are:

Names matter. Calling the new model GP commissioning creates a barrier to
integrated, inclusive commissioning. We need transformational change fast.  That means engaging everyone who impacts on patient care. The new name must drive integrated commissioning for integrated care.

Local relationships are key. We need to create shared budgets and dovetail
contractual frameworks to incentivise collaboration

Public health improvement and prevention is bigger than general practice. Those whose health needs are the greatest are often unregistered or low users ofthe service. The new model of commissioning must be linked to joint strategic
needs assessment (JSNA) to ensure local commissioning retains a public health

Commissioning needs to be based on insights from the many. To create a rich commissioning picture, we need data and insights from all those who impact on people’s care.

Patients need to be fully involved in commissioning. Finding more effective ways of delivering patient and public involvement in commissioning will be critical to the success of any new model and will be a key objective of this group.