Last year, Mr Lamb chose 14 "pioneers" out of hundreds of candidates to lead a "quiet revolution," to use the Minister's words. He identified them as "real leaders" in driving integration.
Any news on the pioneers' performance so far and their fate?
The first in the queue mystery caller (anon 12.03 pm) asking us to be brave whilst he remains incognito reminds me of a colonel who was urging his troops to charge using a loudspeaker, well out of harm's way.
One wonders - Is (s)he a CCG member protecting privileges and lucrative salary? Petrified of CCG's "corrective" measures? Fearful of a dictatorial senior partner? Other?
Go on dear colleague, be brave and show us your face.
I presume NICE members have signed a "no conflict of interest" declaration. Have they?
General Practice will survive only if NHS England is run by REAL commissioner - the CCGs. Not by people with "secondary care" printed in their DNA.
If GPs bothered to look up the Boards of DH and NHS E they would be horrified to discover that these "commissioners" are almost 100% ex-providers. That's why Ivan's right remedy will never be administered to a sick NHS.