The Wellards Quarterly review is indispensable for anyone selling to the NHS, whether you are management, government affairs, marketing or sales. It looks at everything of note in the last three months and looks forward to the next three.
This quarter is 'do', which will mean new services, ways of working, treatment pathways, contracts and providers.
You can access the pharma or the medtech version by following this link.
The quality premium (QP) rewards clinical commissioning groups for improvements in service quality, health outcomes and reductions in health inequalities. It can add a considerable sum to primary care's budget and will become increasingly important. This fast-facts provides information on the latest developments for the QP and how it affects the wider healthcare environment.
From this month patients with long-term, complex conditions are entitled to the 'right to ask' for personal health budgets. This fast-facts explains what they are and why they are proposed as one solution to the problems surrounding primary care.
GP federations could be one of the answers to primary care's problems, allowing GPs to pool expertise and resources, and exert greater buying power. This fast-facts takes you through the basics of what they are and why they are emerging.
There are two aspects of market access in the NHS — what are the obstacles to overcome and what arguments are required to overcome them?
The Market access channel looks at the stakeholders and processes involved at national and local level, including working with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the important questions of language, value, outcomes and business case that need to adopted by companies in order to maximise their opportunities for product take-up in the NHS.
The quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme that aims to save £20bn a year by 2015 is still with us — but how is it changing and how should industry align itself? Find all this out and more by taking a look at the recently updated QIPP channel.
This channel describes the radical reforms envisioned in the Health and Social Care Act and how they affect your job and customers, commissioning and procurement.
The updated NHS structure channel will help you understand the market by looking at the roles each organisation plays and how they fit in to the overall structure of the NHS. It will help you gain an understanding of who are the decision makers, pin point which bodies hold the purse strings, identify who regulates the industry and distinguish the frontline organisations that bring your products to patients.
Quality, outcomes and value lie at the very heart of the NHS's ambitions. These three concepts imply higher standards of care as well as efficiency and productivity savings. This course provides a grounding in the ideas behind improvements; explains some of the ways in which performance is judged and measured; and gives pointers on how the industry can foster better relations with customers to help them meet their goals.