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Practice Based Commissioning

National Strategic Partnership Forum to review implementation of strategic agreement between DH, NHS and Voluntary and Community Sector more

The Commissioning Friend for Mental Health Services  A Resource Guide for Health &Social Care Commissioners from NIMHE and NatPaCT

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PCTs, data mapping, commissioning and inequalities -
Society Guardian supplement includes interview with Barbara Hakin

Modernising Maternity Care: A Commissioning Toolkit for PCTs in England - Commissioned and developed by the Maternity Care Working Party (MCWP)

PCT Guide to 10 High Impact Changes
PCTs can utilise the 10 High Impact Changes to underpin their local improvement strategy, improve the services they provide, and negotiate a better deal for patients from the services they commission and the organisations they contract with. 

Driving Change - Good Practice designed to help PCT commissioners to understand fully how emergency care and non-emergency patient transport fit into the overall pattern of care for the communities they serve.

The Finance Friend for PCTs – Supporting PCT financial management revised in March 2004 to reflect nGMS

Working Seperately Together or "The White Book" A resource guide to good partnerships
Project Management in a PCT environment. An entry level guide

Practitioner with Special Interest Clinical Frameworks draw on good practice and experience nationally and are intended to be advisory, offering best practice for the development of local services. They can be used as a guide and describe the core functions and responsibilities of a PwSI and factors such as evidence of experience to be considered in making an appointment

Kent and Medway Learning Network

 Final Guidance Useful Documents
 Early Adopters Case Studies
 Events Discussion Forum 

 The Commissioning Friend for PCTs 

Focuses specifically on the role of the PCT in Whole Systems Commissioning of Acute Services, including specialist commissioning.Download or Explore on line

CAN DO ! Clinicians and PCTs working together

If PCTs are to plan local health services effectively - and improve on them - they must tap into the expertise and experience of the whole spectrum of frontline clinicians, whose contribution is essential to forming a comprehensive view of health and care needs...more

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