• 22Aug

    Navigating the NHS learning events

    This half-day learning event is an authoritative guide to the new NHS. It is for anyone working in commissioning, NHS trusts, the third sector and local government and others with a professional interest in understanding how the system works.

    The Health and Social Care Act 2012 made significant changes to the way services are commissioned and the NHS as a whole is regulated. The biggest change was marked by the development of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England, and the involvement of local authorities in commissioning for some health services. While a goal of the reforms was to create a simpler, more effective system, the reality is that there are a number of new organisations involved in commissioning and the way that some services are commissioned has changed. Understanding the changes in a system where roles, responsibilities and relationships are still evolving is a challenge.

    The workshop covers:

    • The roles and responsibilities of CCGs, NHS England and its area teams, health and wellbeing boards, commissioning support units and other organisations created by the reforms
    • The structure and membership of CCGs and how they represent the interests of the populations they serve
    • Who commissions what and how
    • The impact of important provisions of the legislation, such as the duty to involve patients and public
    • Governance structures and regulation

    Events take place on Thursday 25 September 2014 in London, Thursday 2 October 2014 in Birmingham and  Tuesday 7 October 2014 in Leeds. For more information and to book go to: www.pccevents.co.uk