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Introduction to local authorities and commissioning (1 CPD hour)



Take a Practical Commissioning CPD module on how local authorities can be involved in GP commissioning, worth a suggested 1 credit.

Read the following features on local authorities and reflect on the questions below:

1/ The local authority commissioning revolution – Practical Commissioning, October 2010

2/ How can we drive PBC to integrate with local authorities – Practical Commissioning, November 2008

3/ Learn to speak town hall lingo – Practical Commissioning, October 2008

Questions to reflect on:

1/ What would I expect to be included in my local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?

2/ What is the new scrutiny role for local authorities?

3/ Which types of patients do I regularly see who need social rather than health care and how could GP commissioning better ensure those needs are met?

Now record your general learning points about local authorities and how they relate to GP commissioning based on what you have read to download your certificate.

Government plans in the white paper could hand local authorities a major role in GP commissioning Government plans in the white paper could hand local authorities a major role in GP commissioning Practical Commissioning CPD Download your certificate

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Suggested action points – you may delete and substitute with your own if you prefer

1/ Read copy of local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
2/ Find out whether local authority already has a health scrutiny role, for example health and wellbeing board?
3/ Have any health and social care budgets been pooled locally already?
4/ What local examples are there of health and social care providing integrated care?