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Do private deals with Virgin and Serco signal end of NHS?

April 12, 2012 — administrator

Days before the Health Bill – now the Health Act – completed its passage through parliament, giant outsourcing firm Serco secured its status as preferred bidder for a £140m deal to run community services in Suffolk.

On 30 March, three days after the Bill gained royal assent, Virgin Care went one better and signed a contract worth £500m to take over the entire provider arm of NHS Surrey.

Serco selected as preferred bidder to deliver community health services for NHS Suffolk

March 23, 2012 — administrator

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, announces today that it has been selected as preferred bidder for a new contract to provide community health services for NHS Suffolk. The contract, which is expected to be signed in the coming months and is due to start in Autumn 2012, has a total estimated value of £140m to Serco over three years.

Have the best possible chance of surviving Any Qualified Provider (AQP) with our services

March 21, 2012 — administrator

With the advent of AQP, community services are starting to think more like private businesses in the way they spend and save money. We have a range of products to help these services get the best possible prominence in their area by making their services the number one place for GPs to refer patients to.

SystmOne training from TPP accredited trainers

March 19, 2012 — administrator

Pricare is now able to offer TPP SystmOne training across the country from our team of experienced trainers. We have background in all TPP modules including GP, community, child health and prisons.

All of our training sessions include a full suite of handouts and complimentary access to the Pricare library of handouts, lesson plans, clinical templates and eLearning videos.

CCGs warned to expect media scrutiny over personal budgets

March 19, 2012 — administrator

GP commissioners will have to justify the more ‘unusual' use of personal budgets when they are rolled out nationwide in 2014 as media interest is likely to intensify in expenditure on the scheme, says a senior official at the Department of Health.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has announced personal health budgets will be rolled out to everyone receiving NHS continuity of care by April 2014, but experts have warned expenditure on non-NHS treatments would prove controversial.

TPP to pilot new SystmOne Enhanced Sharing Model with Northamptonshire PCT

March 8, 2012 — administrator

Even though the new sharing model is only being piloted in one PCT, it is vital for every SystmOne user to know about the potential changes on SystmOne if a patient crosses border and registers at a unit outside of the Northamptonshire area.

Enhanced Sharing will work on a patient-by-patient basis. If a patient moves from an Enhanced Sharing pilot PCT to an Old or New Sharing PCT, the patient will remain an Enhanced Sharing patient. If you are dealing with an enhanced sharing patient you may be asked to seek two consents from the patient:

GPs threatened with breach of contract as NHS managers prepare for industrial action

March 5, 2012 — administrator



David Cameron to allow further changes to NHS bill

February 27, 2012 — administrator