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Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed?

Abstract Background The wide-ranging program of reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act (2012) in England fundamentally changed the operation of the public health system, moving responsibility for the commissioning and delivery of services from the National … Continue reading

Review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework in England

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), an incentive scheme in general practice, was introduced across the UK in 2004 to link payment to delivery of primary medical care. Drivers for its introduction included the recognition that there were variations between … Continue reading

New publication on the HIV service delivery across sub-Saharan African countries

Kathryn Church, Kazuyo Machiyama, Jim Todd, Brian Njamwea, Mary Mwangome, Vicky Hosegood, Janet Michel, Samuel Oti, Constance Nyamukapa, Amelia Crampin, Nyaguara Amek, Gertrude Nakigozi, Denna Michael, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro, Basia Zaba, Alison Wringe. Identifying gaps in HIV service … Continue reading

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Improving GP recruitment and retention needs a long-term strategy

The state of general practice remains a key talking point in UK healthcare with continuing concerns about difficulty of recruitment, practices closing and a general feeling that general practice is in crisis. The central policy response to this situation is … Continue reading

New publication on adult mortality trends in Karonga (Malawi)

Price, Alison J., Judith Glynn, Menard Chihana, Ndoliwe Kayuni, Sian Floyd, Emma Slaymaker, Georges Reniers et al. “Sustained 10-year gain in adult life expectancy following antiretroviral therapy roll-out in rural Malawi: July 2005 to June 2014.” International Journal of Epidemiology … Continue reading

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Alliance contracting, prime contracting and outcome based contracting: What can the NHS learn from elsewhere? A literature review

This report is part of the research of the Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Health Care System (PRUComm) on new models of contracting in the NHS, commissioned by the Department of Health. Over the past few years the … Continue reading

Public Health and Obesity in England – the New Infrastructure Examined

By Anna Coleman and Stephen Peckham Since April 2013, we have been investigating the changing public health system in England. These changes came about as a result of the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and have had profound implications … Continue reading

Pricing in the English NHS quasi market: a national study of the allocation of financial risk through contracts

Abstract The paper investigated how the formal national provisions for pricing in the National Health Service (which are a form of prospective payment, known as ‘Payment by Results’) are operationalized at local level. Transactions costs theory and existing evidence predict that … Continue reading

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