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For your informationBMA website: Achieving integrated care without changing NHS structuresDifferent parts of the health service can seek to achieve more integrated care 'virtually', without structural change such as organisational mergers, according to the BMA.

GPonline website: LMCs face overload as NHS reforms take shapeLocal medical committees face a struggle to cope with the pace of NHS reform and increasing demands on their resources, senior GPs have warned.

GPonline website: Local authorities face time limits for challenging CCG decisionsLocal authorities could be forced to set time limits for deciding whether to dispute GP commissioners' plans for changes to NHS services, under proposals set out by the Department of Health.

GPonline website: Viewpoint: How the shift to CCGs might affect the use of medicinesThe NHS could not survive without the medicines produced by industry, writes Stephen Whitehead, chief executive of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

Health Service Journal website: Most powerful hospital trusts ask for more fundingEngland's 10 most prestigious teaching and research hospital trusts have asked the Department of Health and the Treasury for a 10 per cent top-up to their tariff payments.

King's Fund website: How to measure for improving outcomes: a guide for commissionersTwo slide sets to help clinical commissioning groups make the best use of measurement to support them to commission for improved outcomes.

NHS Commissioning Board website: Bulletin for proposed CCGs - Issue 18, 3 August 2012Latest news for clinical commissioning groups from the NHS Commissioning Board.

NHS London website: The London health and wellbeing board partnership support programmeThe health and wellbeing board partnership support programme has been developed to facilitate the establishment of health and wellbeing boards across London.

NHSnetworks commissioning zone website: Interactive pathway for cancer survivorsNHS Improvement has produced an interactive generic pathway using examples of care and support and signposting to other relevant sources of information.

NHS Technology Adoption Centre website: Publication of technology briefing packsNTAC has published a series of technology briefing packs providing information, costing and adoption considerations for clinical teams and NHS organisations wishing to implement new medical technologies. website: Poor bedside monitoring 'kills patients'Bedside monitoring for hospital patients should be standardised and based on a national early warning score for determining patient health, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has said.

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