Flashcards in Session 7 - structure and management of NHS Deck (8)
Give a brief history of NHS
-Founded in 1948 as part of welfare state
-3 core prinicples in the beginning -> universal, comprehensive and free at the point of delivery
-initially ran by DoH
-Increasing roles for managers
-Increasing marketisation for provision
What role do CCGs have in commisioning services within NHS england?
-They commission services for secondary and community healthcare
-Control 65% of NHS budget and trusts make money by CCGs commissioning services from them
-Can also give money to private sectors
Who commissions services for primary care?
How does the commissioning of services in NHS England differ from the rest of the UK
-Commissioned by CCGs as opposed to trusts in the rest of the UK
Who has overall accountability for NHS England?
-Secretary of state for health
What policies have been put in place to make it easier for doctors to take roles in management? What roles are these?
-High Quality care for All 2008 gace clinicians the opportunity to be a 'partner' or 'leader'
Partners manage finite resources
Leaders work to change systems to benefit patients
-Liberating the NHS 2010 provided management roles in resource allocation, decision making and contract management
What is the role of a medical director?
-Overall responsibility for medical quality
-Responsibility for care in hospitals
-Communicate between board and staff