GPs’ conflicts of interest over community health care contracts – N.Kirklees GP Commissioners approve GPs’ request for £0.5m

GPs’ Conflict of interest was an issue at the 1st October meeting of N.Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (NKCCG) Governing Body meeting, when the Governing Body approved its own member GPs’ Business Cases for:

  • a £514,049 12 month pilot (with scope for a 3 year roll out) to deliver the first wave of ‘Care Closer to Home’, through GP-led Care Coordination
  • a Beyond Over 75 Enhanced Service, aimed at keeping over 75s out of hospital through early identification of health and social care issues

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Tales from Walk for the NHS – stop cuts and sell offs that hurt patients and staff

Walk for the NHS set off from Calderdale Royal Hospital on Friday 22nd August, arrived at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary around midday and after a rally in George Square Huddersfield,  carried on to Dewsbury District Hospital. We arrived in the early evening to a great welcome from Save Dewsbury Hospital campaigners, the GMB, and Mike Wood MP. Continue reading