An introduction to NHSCC

NHS Clinical Commissioners is the membership organisation of clinical commissioning groups. Our job is to help you get the best healthcare and health outcomes for your communities and patients.

We’re giving you a strong, influencing voice from the frontline to the wider NHS, national bodies, government, parliament and the media. We’re building new networks where you can share experience and expertise; and providing information, support, tools and resources to help you do your job better.

Read our CCG manifesto for change with eight key asks for the system. More information ->

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30 September 2014

NHSCC responds to Jeremy Hunt's speech at Conservative Party Conference.

Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s speech at today’s Conservative Party Conference, Dr Amanda Doyle and Dr Steve Kell, co-chairs of NHS Clinical Commissioners said:

“In his speech today Jeremy Hunt recognised the pressures that the NHS is facing, and keeping politics out of the NHS and ensuring it does not become a ‘political football’ is something that NHSCC has long been asking for from all political parties.

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24 September 2014

NHSCC responds to Andy Burnham's speech at Labour Party Conference

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Responding to Andy Burnham’s speech, Dr Amanda Doyle and Dr Steve Kell said  that it is right to put the patient at the centre of the NHS and look at caring for the whole person. It is right also that we examine long term potential solutions to integrate NHS and social care services to ensure they are sustainable and responsive to the needs of the local population.


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10 September 2014

Dods Health reform research highlight the strong leadership role of CCGs but also the ongoing challenges we all need to tackle

Dr Amanda Doyle, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Blackpool CCG said that the Dods ‘Health reforms: a check-up’ recognises the important role that clinical commissioners now play in the wider health system, bringing new and innovative approaches to better healthcare for their local populations.

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04 September 2014

NHSCC responds to ‘A new settlement for health and social care’ from the Commission on Future of Health and Social Care in England

The issues facing health and social care are undeniable, and it is vital that we examine the potential solutions to ensure NHS and social care services are sustainable and responsive, says Dr Steve Kell.

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29 July 2014

Competition is just one tool in the CCG toolbox and should only be used where it is in the best interest of patients

Responding to shadow health secretary Andy Burnham’s comments on ‘privatisation’ of the health service, Dr Steve Kell, co-chair of NHSCC said “CCGs are regularly faced with difficult decisions regarding the need to tender. It is an issue that NHSCC members have asked for further clarity on and we state in our CCG manifesto for change that competition is just one tool in the CCG toolbox and should only be used where it is in the best interest of patients.”

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15 July 2014

NHSCC responds to Royal College of Surgeons report: “Is access to surgery a postcode lottery?

Responding to the Royal College of Surgeons Is access to surgery a postcode lottery? report, Dr Steve Kell said “CCGs are clinically led organisations that make clinically led decisions centred on the needs of their patients and local populations and to insinuate that their motivation is purely financial is wrong. There must be a balance between local decision making and national guidelines and NHSCC will be working with NICE and others to make sure that happens.”

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10 July 2014

Short-term financial pressures must not dictate the long-term direction for the NHS

The Nuffield Trust report Into the Red confirms the dire reality of the financial situation that we are facing across the NHS, with commissioners and providers alike working hard against a backdrop of squeezed finances and increasing pressure. The report suggests that for commissioners there is no financial stability, nor indeed is there confidence in NHS finances now or in the years ahead.

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24 September 2014

Commissioning in Healthcare

NHSCC is supporting Commissioning in Healthcare 2014 at London Olympia on 24 September 2014. Drop by our stand to say hello and don’t miss NHSCC Board members speaking including Dr Charles Alessi, Dr Michael Dixon and Dr Phil Moore.

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09 October 2014

Roundtable: the role of clinical commissioning in healthcare quality

This invitation-only roundtable will bring CCGs and national stakeholders togetherfor a practical discussion of the role of clinical commissioners in healthcare quality.

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05 November 2014

Commissioning effective mental health care: are we up to the challenge?

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, will be joining the next Mental Health Commissioners Network event in London on 5th November.  He will share a stage with Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, for a substantial debate with members about key issues in mental health commissioning as part of a packed, full day programme.

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Read @SteveKellGP and @amandadoylegp response to @Jeremy_Hunt conference speech today.
RT @nhsconfed: We are out & about meeting NHS Confed members this Autumn. See who we are visiting & where
RT @SteveKellGP: My piece in the HSJ. General practice and CCGs must be at the centre of healthcare planning. Partnership key. http://t.c…
RT @SteveKellGP: Many org's agreeing that the last thing the NHS needs is top down reorganisation.Focus now on delivery, integration, safet…