Practice-based commissioning : implications for secondary care
Charlton, Rodger. (2008) Practice-based commissioning : implications for secondary care. Clinical Medicine, Vol.8 (No.1). pp. 61-64. ISSN 1470-2118Full text not available from this repository.
General practitioner (GP) practice-based commissioning (PBC) is a much debated politically driven NHS innovation at a time of ongoing change. Unlike GP fundholding it is envisaged that PBC will involve all GP practices by 2008. A possible outcome is that some current secondary care services may be commissioned in primary care in the form of local enhanced services or intermediate clinics and run by GPs with special interests. Examples where this has occurred are diabetes and anticoagulation. Similarly, private providers may be commissioned. Inevitably there will be an impact on hospital services through a possible reduction in funding and consultants being subcontracted to provide services in primary care. Issues such as clinical governance and cost-effectiveness, however, require evaluation to determine the potential effect on the working relationships and so the interface between generalists and specialists.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Institute of Clinical Education (ICE)
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Health services administration -- Great Britain, National health services -- Great Britain -- Administration, Primary care (Medicine) -- Great Britain, Medical personnel and patient, Medical referral|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Clinical Medicine|
|Publisher:||Royal College of Physicians|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 61-64|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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