Policy Research Unit
Policy Research Unit
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16 November 2012

Major report into Clinical Commissioning Groups published

Researchers have published the first in-depth study into how the government’s planned shake-up of the NHS next year is progressing. The reorganisation of the NHS in England, which will see new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – led by GPs – take responsibility for spending some £60 billion of public money, has generated much debate and discussion over the last two years. These groups were established during 2012 and have been preparing their organisations and plans ready to take on their new functions from next April. The Department of Health-funded Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) has researched these developments and today (Friday) publishes its first major report about the early development of CCGs.

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20 November 2013

Early ideas for NHS policy given rapid evaluation by experts

What could be offered to dementia patients as an alternative to anti-psychotic drugs? Should payment for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes depend on how long people stay clean when they are discharged? Could changes to dental contracts improve patient care? - See more at:

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