Total Purchasing : A Model for Locality Commissioning book cover
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Total Purchasing
A Model for Locality Commissioning

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ISBN 9781857751468
Published May 10, 1996 by CRC Press
156 Pages

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Book Description

This text is based on the practical experience of pilot schemes which have identified a variety of opportunities and innovative ideas which others can adopt and develop. This book is a reference for principals and managers of fundholding practices, those thinking about becoming fundholders, and for the managers of provider units seeking to expand their services, including the commissioning authorities.

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to total purchasing 2. Total purchasing – the health authority perspective 3. The total purchasing group – relations between individual GPs, practices and the health authority 4. Project management 5. Contracting for change 6. The individual fund manager’s role 7. Information management 8. Total purchasing – the acute Trust 9. A priority care Trust perspective 10. Social services and total purchasing 11. Evaluation of total purchasing 12. An alternative model – developing total purchasing in Wiltshire and Bath

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