Podcast: CCG Chief Officer talks about the Bolton Quality Contract

Tuesday 17 May 2016

In this podcast, Su Long, Chief Officer at NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), talks to Ben Gowland, Director and Principal Consultant at Ockham Healthcare. 

The Bolton Quality Contract is an innovative CCG initiative to drive improvements in GP practices and improve patient care, whilst making best use of the 'Bolton pound.'  It is a local response to a national problem, as GP practices come under increasing pressure.  Following a successful first year, the contract will be running again this year.

The benefits of the contract include:

  • 60,000 more GP appointments per year
  • Same day assessment for children under 12
  • Better health through getting the best care, earlier
  • Improved support for healthcare needs, close to home
  • Reduction in wasted journeys to and from unnecessary hospital appointments

Su talks to Ben about how the contract was developed, how it works, and how it's success is being measured.



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