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Clinical commissioning: the nurse’s role

08 October 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

The move to place clinicians at the centre of healthcare commissioning has been an integral aspect of reforms to health and social care in England. This article...

A new era for learning disability nursing in the UK

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The four UK governments are planning big changes to ensure equal access to health care.

Commissioning the specialist cancer nursing workforce

03 June 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

While research and government policy support the link between the number of experienced specialist cancer nurses and patient outcomes, there is no national consensus...

meeting the healthcare needs of offenders with learning disabilities

01 May 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

It is widely recognised that many individuals with learning disabilities have additional health problems. For example, they are more likely to experience vision and...

Commissioning high quality healthcare services

30 September 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article outlines the progress made in the publication of guidelines for clinical commissioning groups involved in improving care outcomes for people with...

New responsibilities in purchasing and developing services

30 May 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

The role of nursing in the NHS commissioning structure in England is developing. Since April 2013 more than 200 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), which comprise...

Envisioning a workforce fit for the 21st century

08 February 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

A well educated and trained workforce is central to the development of quality care for people with learning disabilities. Unsure of the demand for educational...

Commissioning health care for offenders

01 September 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

This article sets out the background to offender health care in the UK and explains how the commissioning of services in England is changing. The roles and...

A guide to commissioning in the NHS and its effects on clinical care

07 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Commissioning in the NHS involves identifying the needs of a local population and then planning and funding care to meet those needs. This article gives an overview...

A guide to commissioning in the NHS and its effects on clinical care

02 April 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Commissioning in the NHS involves identifying the needs of a local population and then planning and funding care to meet those needs. This article gives an overview...