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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14 December 2017

Lessons from ‘home and away’ on transitioning to strategic commissioning in new NHSCC publication

With the move towards accountable care, clinical commissioners are starting to take on a more strategic role as they plan and purchase health care for patients – a transition which comes with opportunities but is not without challenge. We have today launched a new document which aims to support the evolution of a more strategic commissioning function, bringing out lessons based on evidence from the UK and health systems abroad.

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30 November 2017

New commissioning guidance launched on prescribeable items of low priority for NHS funding

Today at the NHS England board meeting, new commissioning guidance was approved in relation to 18 items covered in our joint consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

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22 November 2017

NHSCC respond to the Autumn Budget 2017

Responding to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget statement NHS Clinical Commissioners chief executive Julie Wood said: “The difficult decisions that clinical commissioners and their colleagues across the system are having to make on a daily basis are already starting to become impossible choices – it must be acknowledged that level of support offered by today’s budget won’t change this.”

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10 January 2018

NHSCC Nurses Forum quarterly meeting

You can register now for the first NHSCC Nurses Forum quarterly meeting. Speakers will include Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, chief nurse, Health Education England and Lara Carmona, Associate Director of Policy and Public Affairs (U.K. and International), Royal College of Nursing.

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11 January 2018

Site Visit: Wakefield Connecting Care Vanguards

Join senior leaders from across partnership organisations at Wakefield Hospital to hear about the work of the connected care vanguard including its multispecialty community provider vanguard and care home vanguard, as well as looking at how it links in with the local sustainability and transformation partnership.

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31 January 2018

New care models: What we can learn and the journey to accountable care

As part of our joint programme with NHS Providers, the Local Government Association and NHS Confederation to share the learning from the new care models across the health and care sector, we are delighted to invite you to an event which will offer insight into the outcomes and lessons from the vanguards, and consider how they can contribute to the journey to accountable care.

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Our new publication looks at lessons from home and away on how we make strategic commissioning work and through thi…
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RT @nhsconfed: Popular this week: @CrystalOldman's hopes for the #draftworkforcestrategy: will it address the challenges facing nursing? ht…
Our latest publication sets out five key lessons based on evidence from the UK and abroad on supporting the evoluti…