Wellards updates

How has the CSU landscape changed?

How has the CSU landscape changed? 18 Jun 2015 How many CSUs have gained a place on the lead provider framework? What commissioning support functions do CSUs provide? Will the number of private providers supplying commissioning support enabl...

What are the vanguards and why do they matter?

What are the vanguards and why do they matter? 08 Jun 2015 Vanguards are testing the new models of care detailed in the NHS five year forward view that will drive government health policy for the foreseeable future. It is essential pharma and medtech re...

Quick & Easy podcasts

Quick & Easy podcasts 04 Jun 2015 In a hurry? Not sure where to start? Daunted by the complexity of the NHS? If so, Wellards Q&E podcasts could be your salvation. In an informal and highly accessible way (and...

Ophthalmology in the NHS: review out now

Ophthalmology in the NHS: review out now 01 Jun 2015 Are you up to date on the latest changes to ophthalmology policy in the NHS in 2015? The ophthalmology review will help you discover: What general themes are emerging in ophthal...

A seven-day a week NHS – the Prime Minister speaks

A seven-day a week NHS – the Prime Minister speaks 18 May 2015 In his first major speech since winning an outright majority in the general election, David Cameron underlines his commitment to a seven day NHS, with funding set to increase by £8bn. It's a...

Who'd have thought it?

Who'd have thought it? 08 May 2015 'Veni, vidi, vici' It seems as if every pollster in the UK can be wrong, a lesson learnt last night as the Conservative Party defied all expectations (except those of its leader, David Cameron) to...

What's new?

NHS England makes exception for Manchester CCGs in devolution drive

26 Jun 2015

What's the latest in the CSU saga? Greater Manchester clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been spared going to market to procure external support services so they can concentrate...

Private provider is preferred bidder for a £400m contract to oversee NHS administration

26 Jun 2015

How will using a private provider affect primary care in England? Private provider Capita is the preferred bidder for a seven to 10 year £400m contract to supply administrative support...

NICE suspected cancer guidelines to find cases earlier

26 Jun 2015

What's different about NICE's new approach to cancer diagnosis? Guidelines development officials have recommended a new approach to cancer diagnosis that they hope will lead to...

CCGs choose not to replace the QOF

26 Jun 2015

Why, given the QOF is unpopular, do CCGs not want to replace it? None of the CCGs that has the power to replace the GP reward system, the quality and outcomes framework (QOF), will be...

Upcoming events

2 July 2015

WEBEX: Mental health in the NHS, 10:00am - 11:00am

Do you know who the main stakeholders in mental health are? What is driving mental health pol...

8 July 2015

WEBEX: Oncology in the NHS: engaging cancer stakeholders, 10:00am - 10:45am

The first in our series of oncology webexes looked at who the stakeholders in oncology are. The seco...

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