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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11 May 2018

New polling highlights public priorities for health and care funding

New polling suggests that emergency services and mental health care are the public’s top priorities for any extra funding for health and care.

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12 April 2018

Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a commissioning framework 2018

The Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes Framework 2018, published today, is a practical tool for council and NHS commissioners to support improving outcomes through integrated commissioning.

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29 March 2018

New commissioning guidance on over the counter items that should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

The NHS England board have today approved new guidance to curb routine prescriptions for over the counter medicines for minor, short-term conditions, many of which will cure themselves or cause no long-term effect on health, such as those for constipation and athletes foot. The guidance published and distributed to CCGs is the result of the joint public consultation that NHSCC ran with NHS England.  It is estimated that this new guidance could release as much as £136 million each year for CCGs to reinvest in other services.

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29 May 2018

Urgent & Emergency Mental Health Care Summit

The summit brings together leaders in the field of urgent and emergency mental health care from the UK, and the USA to share good practice, learn from each other, and develop recommendations to take back to our respective politicians and policymakers to help bring about change.

It is jointly hosted by the Mental Health Commissioners Network, part of NHS Clinical Commissioners in the UK, and RI International from the USA.


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13 June 2018


The NHS Confederation’s annual conference and exhibition is a unique experience where health and social care leaders can face shared challenges, find practical solutions, celebrate past successes and shape future ones. With this in mind, our event this year will concentrate on workforce, reform and the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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10 July 2018

LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners Leadership Essentials: July 2018

This free two-day residential session is an opportunity to reflect on the leadership challenges of these roles, away from the day job, and to share experiences and actively learn from each other.

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Do you have knowledge of NHS commissioning and wider health policy? We are recruiting for a Head of Policy and Deli…
Is disruptive innovation in #mentalhealth care practical? @CarolineDollery and Dr Chuck Browning (@RI_Internationa)…
What's most important to you when it comes to non-emergency health care? 38% of the public say that receiving high-…
RT @Mental_Elf: Who's going to #MHcrisis18? The Urgent & Emergency Mental Health Care Summit in London on 29-30 May I'll be taking it #Be
RT @NHSProviders: Alongside last week's NHS at 70 debate, @IpsosMORI undertook some exclusive polling to assess how the public think the NH…