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.

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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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04 July 2014

NHSCC unveils its inaugural board elected by members to take the organisation forward.

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NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) today unveiled its first Board, democratically elected from right across the membership. The new board represents geographical constituencies, the six NHSCC member networks as well as input from our founding partner organisations, NHS Alliance, NAPC, and NHS Confederation, with three senior advisors.

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27 June 2014

“Strong general practice is vital for the future of the NHS” says Dr Steve Kell.

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Reacting to an interview by Dr David Geddes of NHS England, Dr Steve Kell, co-chair of the NHSCC leadership group says “Strong general practice is vital for the future of the NHS” and urges NHS England to share their primary care plans with CCGs.

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18 June 2014

“CCGs are now at the centre of the party that started without them”, says Dr Michael Dixon at Westminster Health Forum.


At last week’s busy Westminster Health Forum meeting (12 June 2014), Dr Michael Dixon, president of NHSCC and Chair of NHS Alliance spoke honestly and openly about the role of clinical commissioning, the challenges facing CCGs and the big opportunities commissioning offers to create a sustainable NHS.

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05 November 2014

Mental Health Commissioners Network meeting

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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Looking forward to our inaugural Board meeting tomorrow chaired by @SteveKellGP @amandadoylegp
RT @MarwahaRakesh: @NHSCCPress Was great debate/discussion at Ambulance Network - great models and innovations happening up and down countr…
Video on who NHSCC is and what we do,with Board members inc @amandadoylegp @SteveKellGP @DittonPhil @MarwahaRakesh
#CCGs make clinically led decisions centred on the needs of their patients & populations says @SteveKellGP @RCSnews
Our response to @RCSnews report on access to surgery #CCG @SteveKellGP @amandadoylegp