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September 1, 2008
Latest DH practice survey shows greater support and uptake for practice-based commissioning – though PCT support still rated poorly

More and more practices are using practice-based commissioning (PBC) to provide new local services, and there has been an increase in the number of practices who say PBC has improved care.

These are the results from the Department of Health's (DH) latest quarterly practice survey, conducted between June and August 2008.

However, the survey, which covers a sample of practices from each PCT in England, also found that practices rating their PCT's managerial support for PBC as poor continue to outweigh those who think it is good.

June 17, 2008
GPs say practice-based commissioning will fail unless they can exercise more choice in services

GPs from across the UK voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion warning practice-based commissioning (PBC) was "doomed to be an expensive failure" unless GPs were given more power, at the Local Medical Committee (LMC) Annual Conference on Friday (13 June).

The motion, proposed by Cornwall and Isle of Scilly LMC and put forward by GP Dr Shelagh McCormick, said "PBC is doomed to be an expensive failure unless GPs are actually allowed to exercise choice in commissioning services on their patients' behalf".

November 22, 2007
New Audit Commission report finds that PbC has yet to achieve its potential

Practice-based commissioning (PbC) is making limited progress, according to a new Audit Commission report.

The Commission looked at how the financial management arrangements supporting PbC are working, the incentives for GP practices to engage with it and the obstacles to its introduction.

Steve Bundred, Chief Executive of the Audit Commission, said: "PbC offers potential benefits to patients but won't take off unless the NHS gets the financial infrastructure right. Clear and sustained leadership for this policy is also needed if it is to deliver.

September 5, 2007
Graham Poulter and Ally Brook, iQ Business Ltd (Medical division) on PbC and its financial importance to practices

Video and slide presentation from the London 2007 Management in Practice Event by Graham Poulter and Ally Brook, iQ Business Ltd (Medical division)

Click here to watch the presentation