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.

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05 October 2015

NHSCC welcome Jim Mackey as CEO of NHS Improvement

NHS Clinical Commissioners today welcome the appointment of Jim Mackey as Chief Executive of NHS Improvement.

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02 October 2015

NHSCC respond to stories on GP referral schemes

In response to the Pulse investigation into GP referral and incentive schemes, Dr Steve Kell and Dr Amanda Doyle, co-chairs of NHS Clinical Commissioners today said

“Across the NHS we continue to see a year on year increase in referrals to hospitals. CCGs introducing referral schemes are trying to stop GPs referring patients who can be treated equally effectively in primary care or for which there is limited clinical value in treating them, such as purely cosmetic procedures. These schemes are not intended for and do not reward reducing referrals to investigate or treat serious medical conditions.

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23 September 2015

Transforming healthcare in England’s Core Cities

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NHS Clinical Commissioners today launch a new publication showing how CCGs in England’s Core Cities are taking up the challenge set out in the Five Year Forward View and transforming the way in which healthcare is delivered to the benefit of their local population.

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18 September 2015

The Atlas of Variation provides valuable data to help commissioners deliver the best care for patients

Responding to the launch of the third NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare Dr Amanda Doyle, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners said: “We welcome this as a valuable resource to help commissioners deliver the best care for their patients.”

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08 September 2015

Spending Review must provide support to change and improve care for patients

NHSCC submitted representation to HM Treasury which showcased how commissioning is working and described how the 2015 Spending Review could enable CCGs to improve care and deliver better value for money for taxpayers.

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23 September 2015

Core Cities Network publication launch - Transforming healthcare in England's Core Cities

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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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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11 November 2015

NHSCC national members' event: Local solutions to national challenges

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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Co-chairs @SteveKellGP & @amandadoylegp say they hope that NHS Improvement will support #CCGs to innovate:
We welcome the appointment of Jim Mackey as CEO of NHS Improvement and look forward to working with him:
Read the full NHSCC response on the GPreferral scheme stories here
NHSCC products flew off the shelves today at #CiH_Show, leaving us with just hand luggage on the way back! #CCGs
End of a really busy & interesting day at #CiH_Show stand. Packed sessions with great speakers and lots of learning.