Monday, June 16, 2014

Forward view for mental health services

Chris Ham analyses the impact of the new NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, in a BMJ editorial. Mental health would seem to be an obvious area for the development of population based budgets, where NHS Trusts, local authorities and CCGs take on responsibility together. NHS Trusts need to take on more of a role in leading improvements and commissioning alone will be insufficient. CCGs need to take responsibility for increasing referrals when there are current financial restraints.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gove's discrimination against Muslims

By branding religious conservatism 'extremism' in Birmingham, ministers are making clear different rules apply to Muslims. Read Seumas Milne