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08 March 2018
Today the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published ‘Are we listening?’, an independent review of quality and access across mental health services for children and young people. Responding to the report Dr Phil Moore, Chair of the NHS Clinical Commissioners Mental Health Commissioners Network and Vice Chair of NHS Kingston CCG said:
“We welcome CQC’s new report, ‘Are we listening?’, that highlights the problems that we are already well aware of, and the complexity and fragmentation of the whole children and young people’s mental health system.”
28 February 2018
“Any initiative or scheme that aims to manage referrals from primary care to secondary care must of course put patients, not finances, at the heart of decisions and should be about making sure referrals are appropriate and not just about reducing the number.”
26 February 2018
“We agree with the RCGP conclusion that any referral support initiatives should put patients, not finances, at the heart of decisions. Referral support can play an important role in providing clarity for GPs, hospital doctors and patients for treatments where criteria may apply due to difficult prioritisation decisions that commissioners sometimes have to make.”
27 March 2018
In partnership with the LGA, and with support from NHS Providers, we will be holding a national summit on Tuesday 27 March looking at delivering health and care in a digital age. Senior leaders from across health and care will be brought together to focus on how system-wide challenges are being addressed using digital technology and data.
05 April 2018
To inform their understanding for the QOF review, NHS England is working with us to gather information about local primary care incentive schemes and the trend for these to be operated at a network, rather than individual practice, level. The team is seeking to understand more about the types of primary care networks emerging in your localities and to explore how you are engaging networks through local incentive schemes.
11 April 2018
You can register now for the first NHSCC Nurses Forum quarterly meeting. We will be looking at two main themes during the day: the workforce strategy to 2027 and Continuing Healthcare. We will also be holding the first of our member showcase sessions with presentations on an approach to Quality & Equality Impact Assessments (QEIA) and supporting practice nurses both in Devon and an enhanced surveillance tool in Leeds.