My mission statement

The times we are working in now need a great deal of accelerated change and there must be no negotiating that down. So my mission statement for this part of my consultancy career is to be clear that there needs to be and will be a lot of change from the work that I do with individuals and organisations and if organisations don’t want that, then it is probably best to go somewhere else.

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Migrant Health Care

Filed Under (Health Improvement, Migrant Health Care) by Paul on 30-09-2011

Last Friday I spoke at a conference organised by the Migrant Rights Network on the subject of migrant access to health care. I was asked to run a session on the role that the new clinical commissioning groups have in improving that access.

My argument was based partly on how the Health and Social Care Bill is framed at the moment – that is a duty of the clinical commissioning group to the population covered by their geographical boundaries, and not just their registered population. In many parts of the country this duty must lead CCGs to seek out the hard to reach groups in their localities to ensure that the CCG is commissioning care for them and not just for a part of their population. Read the rest of this entry »