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.

Read our infographic which busts some of the myths around CCG finances.

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24 August 2015

NHSCC welcomes the clarity the Sunshine Rule brings to transparency and openness

Following the Secretary of States announcement about the Sunshine Rule to improve transparency between NHS staff and the pharmaceutical industry, NHSCC co-chair Dr Steve Kell said:

“The need for commissioners and providers to be open and transparent about any ties with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers is critical to ensure we have the trust of our patients and the public.

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23 August 2015

Dr Phil Moore highlights how CCGs are increasing investment in mental health services

In response to claims that CCGs are not prioritising investment in mental health services Dr Phil Moore said today “We know that very many of our members have responded positively to the directive to spend more in mental health by the Department of Health, and NHS England have confirmed that almost 90% have increased their investment in real terms by at least the level of additional percentage growth they received, and some have gone beyond that.”

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04 August 2015

We need a system wide approach to address the financial challenge

Reacting to a series of letters sent out to NHS hospital trusts and foundation trust from the regulators asking them to revisit their 2015-16 plans Dr Steve Kell, co-chair NHS Clinical Commissioners said:

“It is very disappointing that the national bodies are taking a piecemeal approach to what is a whole system challenge. Trusts do not operate in isolation, and the consequences of taking decisions in just one part of the system will inevitably  impact on another.”

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06 July 2015

Commissioning for crisis care and recovery

Read NHSCC’s latest briefing on Commissioning for crisis care and recovery. This briefing has been developed from the April 2015 Mental Health Commissioners Network event, held to consider the next steps for commissioning crisis care and recovery services.

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30 September 2015

Commissioning in Healthcare 2015

Book your free place for The Commissioning in Healthcare Show, being held 30 September 2015 at London Olympia.

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23 September 2015

Core Cities Network Publication Launch and meeting

The NHSCC Core Cities Network is holding an event to launch a new publication that will highlight the work being undertaken within core cities by CCGs.

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11 November 2015

NHSCC national members event

Bookings are now open for the 2015 NHSCC national members event – 11 November, Manchester Central

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16 December 2015

Core Cities Network meeting - Bristol

The Core Cities Network is made up of CCGs in Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

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NHSCC Tweets

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More information about the #commissioner satellite event at #Expo15NHS here: #CCGs
Come to the #CCG event Weds 10am to hear more about assurance, finance & planning. Or drop by stand 25! #Expo15NHS
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.@SteveKellGP welcomes the clarity the Sunshine Rule brings to transparency & openness announced by @Jeremy_Hunt #CCG
RT @SteveKellGP: CCGs recognise need to invest in mental health and out of hospital services. Need tariff and longer financial cycles to de…