The Haringey branch of national pressure group 38 Degrees is only the third in the country to get all its suggested amendments on buying health services written into the constitution of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)…
Last month, 38 Degrees presented the CCG with a petition signed by more than 2,000 people backing its proposed amendments, which includes only using contractors or providers which are “good employers” and prohibit using companies which use improper tax avoidance and off-shore schemes.
Nice and all, but a bit fairtrade biscuits. The really good news flipped up on a Google alert a while back – it looks like the key Commissioning Support role, which provides the legal, administrative, IT, contract management, and other functional guts underpinning the CCGs, has stayed with NHS North-East London, aka the existing organisation.
In fact, looking at the list here, it seems to have kept all the CCGs on its patch on side. As a major concern is that the CSOs get outsourced to American companies who then arrange to give everything to their mates, this is an achievement.
Also, they have binned dreadful failco “Harmoni” from the out of hours GP service.
So, I’m classifying that as “under control, for now” and leaving the Google Alerts drone to watch it.