Mar 2018: PRUComm Annual Research Seminar [Event]
Since the establishment of PRUComm in 2011 our research has focused on examining how the changes to the English NHS and public health system have developed. We continue to examine the development of CCGs and the new commissioning structures. We have also been exploring the mechanisms by which commissioning is undertaken, such as contracting and the use of competition and cooperation within the new system.
While most media attention has focused on changes to the commissioning and delivery of healthcare, the shift of public health to local authorities was a major part of the reforms introduced in April 2013. We have examined the progress and developments in the public health system with a particular emphasis on how governance and organisational structures develop and whether being embedded within local councils changes the way that public health services are provided. We have also been focusing on primary and community health care with recent projects examining general practice – including methods of funding primary care; research on recruitment and retention; QOF, scaling up primary care and running and analysing two rounds of the GP WorkLife survey (eight and nine).
Our research on CCGs has most recently focused on primary care co-commissioning and new forms of contracting, such as outcomes-based and alliancing. Given the increasing policy emphasis on this area of healthcare we anticipate that we will be increasingly involved in further research on primary and community healthcare. All these topics will be explored in today’s seminar with presentations by researchers from PRUComm.
9.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 – Welcome and introduction: Professor Stephen Peckham (Director PRUComm).
10.00 – 10.25 Jonathan Walden: (Commissioning Policy Lead): Policy update – Department of Health and Social Care priorities. Slides [pdf]>>
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee
12.00 – 12.40 Dr Marie Sanderson: Examining the implementation of new models of contracting in the NHS: what are the lessons for the formation of Accountable Care Systems?
12.40 – 13.20 Lunch
14.00 – 15.50 Panel Discussion – STPs, and ACS’s the re-emergence of planning?
- Professor David Hunter (Newcastle University). Slides [pdf]>>
- Professor Pauline Allen (PRUComm)
- Daniel Northam Jones (System Transformation Group, NHS England)
- ADASS (invited)
15.50 – 16.00 Professor Stephen Peckham: Current PRUComm research programme
- November 2023: Financially Incentivising Quality Improvement Activity in Primary Care - Literature Review
- August 2023: User research into referrals to expert work and health services: Final Report of Phase 2 research
- Community Nursing Services in England
- PRUComm Research Review 2021/22
- Integrated Care Systems final report published
- Eleventh National GP Worklife Survey 2021
- Telephone survey two - short report: PCNs and COVID-19
- November 2021: Health and Care Bill 2021 briefing - General Practice commissioning
- November 2021: Measuring unmet health and care needs among older people using existing data
- November 2021: Research note exploring the potential role of provider collaboratives
- Mar 2018: PRUComm Annual Research Seminar [Event]
- Apr 2016: The future of commissioning [Event]
- Mar 2016: Examining the impact of the Health & Social Care Act: Examining developments in the English health system from 2013-2015 [Event]
- Feb 2013: Healthcare Commissioning Seminar: A summary
- Feb 2013 PRUComm research seminar on healthcare commissioning [Event]
- Jun 2011: How can evaluation contribute to health policy in England? [Event]