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We pull together a typical day based on the experiences of GPs we met in researching Innovative models of general practice. Article Caution needed over ambitions for new primary care networks It is critical that primary care networks are not set up to fail by taking on too many tasks too quickly. Article Talking leadership: insights from our work with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Joan Milne and David Naylor talk about their experience of commissioning and running the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) leadership development programme. Article Did the government meet its pledge to deliver seven-day services? Ahead of the general election, we explore whether the government met its pledge on seven-day services. Article Is general practice in crisis? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider whether general practice is in crisis. Article Why the NHS needs a quality improvement strategy: Chris Ham in conversation with Don Berwick In this Q&A feature, Chris Ham speaks to Don Berwick about why he thinks that now is the right time for a quality improvement strategy in the NHS. Article A day in the life of a GP We spoke to a number of GPs as part of the research for our report on understanding pressures in general practice. This feature compiles some of their experiences to reflect a typical day working in primary care. Article The Fourth Whitehall Lecture: What needs to be done to secure the future of the NHS? Lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group on 9 December 2015 Lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group on 9 December 2015. Article Let the mavericks lead primary care service design Rachael Addicott considers how forward thinking GPs can be more engaged in leading the radical service redesign that is required in primary care. Article GP contracts should enable providing or buying all but the most specialist services The pressure of a growing and ageing population is made all the more pressing by the financial challenges that the entire health system faces and are keenly felt within general practice. Article We have a radical plan for primary care The King’s Fund proposes a radically new approach to commissioning and funding general practice to tackle the pressure of rising demands when resources are declining. Article Rethinking ‘quality’ in health care The danger is that culture becomes the new catch-all buzz word, serving to mop up the messy stuff which forever seems to escape various attempts at organisational innovation. Article Supporting poorly performing NHS hospitals to improve Chris Ham comments on Jeremy Hunt's plans to ask high-performing NHS hospitals to provide support to poorly performing hospitals to enable them to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Article Securing the future of general practice: new models of primary care This report from the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund examines the new GP organisations forming to allow care provision at greater scale. Article Hospital Pathways programme: lessons learned We describe the Hospital Pathways programme, the method used to evaluate it, what we learned about the approach, and how the lessons have influenced the Patient and Family-centred Care programme. Article Award-winning charities benefit communities but struggle to convince CCGs Charities can have an enormous impact on health in their communities, writes Lisa Weaks, but clinical commissioning groups are proving hard to reach. Article GPs must adapt to a new model of care Constructive dialogue between GPs as providers and commissioners, and all other providers of care must be the way forward, says Chris Ham. Article Reshaping commissioning With authorisation starting in October 2012, Chris Naylor asks how ready are the CCGs to take over the mantle of primary care commissioning. Article What are the lessons from the USA for clinical commissioning groups in the English NHS? Chris Ham and Paul Zollinger-Read explore the lessons learnt from the USA for English NHS clincial commissioning groups. Article GPs will walk a tightrope between making or buying As the main primary medical care providers GPs and their teams are in a unique position to use commissioning to develop new models of care in the community. Article Impact of the health White Paper: what do doctors think? The King's Fund and Doctors.net.uk have commissioned a survey to find out how doctors feel about the plans set out in the coalition government's health White Paper. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. 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