This page will attempt to aggregate those documents that provide essential background to understanding Practice Based Commissioning.
An Overview of General Practice (From the King’s Fund)
Standards for Better Health
Core and developmental standards for the NHS.
World Class Commissioning
High Quality Care For All: NHS Next Stage Review
Our vision for primary and community care
From DH Various download options
Our vision for practice based commissioning
Practice Based Commissioning in Action
A Guide for GPs from DH and NAPC
NHS Operating Framework 09/10
From DH. Also has PCT allocations for 2 years.
And for 10/11
From Lambeth First
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
PBC: Reinvigorate, replace or abandon?
From King’s Fund
Lambeth Local Area Agreement
Local authority priorities
Fair Society Healthy Lives
Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010, the Marmot review
Liberating the NHS
White paper and related documentation
A simple guide to PbR
From DH; The aim of this guide is to provide an introduction for newcomers to PbR, from NHS health professionals, managers and administrators, to people engaged in academic study and interested members of the public both in the UK and abroad.
The links on the right in the blogroll should provide useful resources and some older stuff may be found on the SaCH site.
Any suggestions for other good reading very welcome.