Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Day 12: Whose Line is it Anyway?

Spent more time today getting to know Quality Team members from the CCG and NHS England Area Team.  A recurring topic that arose in a number of discussions was the boundaries between CCG and NHS England Area Team’s respective responsibilities for primary care quality (sorry if this is a bit of a dull subject, but it’s important to me that we each understand what bits we each do and what we can achieve more from by working together).  In particular I discussed issues such as GPs and practice staff received safeguarding training and the provision of infection control support to primary care.  Further consideration needed to ensure that our respective teams prioritise appropriately and get the best out of the little resource we have for the benefit of our patients and the public.