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2013-07-11 11:12:19

1 in 7 commissioning groups in England has tightened criteria to save money Some CCGs have tightened the thresholds for access to "low priority" surgery such as hernia and joint problems, while others have introduced new systems to restrict the flow of patients being sent to hospital. The BMJ's investigation also found that only four of England's 211 new GP led organisations, which assumed statutory responsibility for commissioning around £60bn of NHS care on 1 April 2013,...

2013-01-16 04:20:36

LONDON, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently appointed Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that a 'revolution in primary care' is the only way to improve health services in the NHS. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/567198-a ) Speaking exclusively to the ITN Healthcare Channel, he pointed to an ageing population as one of the primary reasons why change needs to happen sooner rather than later. 'We're more committed than ever to...