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1

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

2

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

3

Who commissions services for primary care?

-NHS england

4

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

5

Who has overall accountability for NHS England?

-Secretary of state for health

6

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

7

What is the role of a medical director?

-Overall responsibility for medical quality
-Responsibility for care in hospitals
-Communicate between board and staff

8

What is the role of clinical director?

-Overall responsibility for faculty
-Provide continual education and training
-Design/implement policies regarding jr doctor hours, supervision etc
-Implement clinical audits