Video: the roles at one CCG explained

Staff at Stockport CCG have published a series of brief videos explaining their roles, which provide a useful introduction to the new system of paying for health services.

The videos include the Chief Finance Officer Dan Jones (below), the Chief Clinical Officer Dr Ranjit Gill, Clinical Directors Jaweeda Idoo and Dr Cath Briggs. We’ve embedded most videos from the point where roles are explained.

Dr Ash Patel is Clinical Director of Quality and Performance at Stockport CCG: Continue reading

NHS Commissioning Board livestreams its board meetings

Transparency is supposed to be a key element of the new clinical commissioning NHS system – something we’ll be looking closely at. So it’s encouraging to see that the new NHS Commissioning Board has been livestreaming its board meetings, then putting the whole thing up on its own YouTube channel, too.

A useful source if you’re interested in the governance of health – and you can subscribe to that channel in your RSS reader too.

Video: Doctor’s questions to Lansley during visit to Royal Free Hospital

The Green Benches blog about the video above showing Dr Ron Singer‘s questions to Andrew Lansley about the proposed health reforms, during his controversial visit to the Royal Free Hospital. Lansley doesn’t stop to answer.

Singer is, according to the blog, “a retired GP and President of the General Practitioner’s Union with 30 years experience”.

The video follows previous reporting of the stage management of the visit.

VIDEO: Heather Brooke on using the Data Protection Act to access your records

As part of a series of interviews for Help Me Investigate Health, Freedom of information (FOI) campaigner and investigative journalist Heather Brooke gives her tips on using the Data Protection Act to access information about yourself, including mentions in internal correspondence or other files.

VIDEO: BIJ’s Emma Slater on future areas to be investigated in health

In the final part of a series of video interviews for Help Me Investigate Health, Emma Slater, from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, talks about the issues she expects to be of most interest in health in the coming years, including NHS reforms and GP consortia.

VIDEO: BIJ’s Emma Slater on investigating private treatment centres

As part of a series of video interviews for Help Me Investigate Health, Emma Slater, from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, talks about how she went about investigating the use of private treatment centres by the NHS and money being wasted on unfulfilled on operations that never took place. You can see one of her stories on the subject here.

VIDEO: Emma Slater on investigating GP consortia

As part of a series of video interviews for Help Me Investigate Health, Emma Slater, from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, talks about how she went about investigating GP consortia and the potential for conflict of interest. You can see one of her stories on the subject at http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/06/15/half-on-some-consortia-have-l…