Useful links for frontline GPs and practice managers
New to commissioning? Want to know more about it? The Family Doctor Association has put together some of the more useful resources to help you. You are welcome to email us with your questions.
What do all these new terms mean? The GPC has a great set of guidance notes written for doctors on all aspects of commissioning. Simply click the link to download the notes.
New to commissioning? Then read our quick one page overview here.
FDA top tip.: Remember to log your learning time for CPD, appraisal and credit points
Some useful websites
COMMISSIONING ZONE: click here
The Commissioning Zone is a portal for clinicians, managers and anyone else involved in commissioning.
Health and Social Care Bill explained click here
A series of factsheets on the Health and Social Care Bill explain particular topics contained in the Bill, including its key themes. They include case studies of the policy in action, or answer frequently asked questions about the topic.
Nice Commissioning Guides click here
A series of text-based web pages that signpost and provide topic-specific information on key clinical and service-related issues to consider during the commissioning process.
NHS Networks click here
Free resource dedicated to help people get together to share ideas and improve the health service for all those who work in and use it.
NHS Information Centre click here
England's central, authoritative source of health and social care information for frontline decision makers.
NHS Evidence click here
Allows everyone working in health and social care to access a wide range of health information to help them deliver quality patient care.
NHS Comparators click here
NHS Comparators is designed to help NHS organisations improve the quality of care delivered by benchmarking and comparing activity and costs on a local, regional and national level.
Atlas of Variation in Healthcare click here
A resource to consider variations in activity and spend. The Atlas presents a series 34 of maps of variation selected from topics which National Clinical Directors and others have identified as being of importance to their clinical specialty.