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Recommendations published to support the LGBTQ+ population through COVID-19 and beyond

18 February 2021

The Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network and Mental Health Network, both part of the NHS Confederation, have published six recommendations for leaders, service designers and commissioners to adopt to better support the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ population and workforce.

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NHS reforms vital for improving care but current proposals could lead to the loss of clinical leaders' expertise

11 February 2021

NHSCC’s Lou Patten and NHS Confederation Chief Executive Danny Mortimer comment on the Government’s NHS White Paper.

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Supporting the NHS - new campaign

18 December 2020

We’ve worked with Health Awareness on the Supporting the NHS campaign. The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about how the pandemic has created an opportunity to improve, encouraged innovation, and showed the importance of collaboration.

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Listen back to our webinar on the role of digital in preventing and treating poor mental health

04 December 2020

Listen to a recording of our joint webinar with the Mental Health Network on The role of digital in preventing and treating poor mental health in primary care and the community – with a focus on managing insomnia. 

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Positive legacy of CCGs must not be lost with move to formalise ICSs

26 November 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement have today published proposals that set out options for formalising system working in England. Lou Patten, CEO of NHS Clinical Commissioners, responds.

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The NHS cannot return to its old ways of overly burdensome reporting and paperwork

24 November 2020

“What we have heard from our clinical commissioner members, and has been acknowledged today by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, is that the NHS cannot return to its old ways of overly burdensome reporting and paperwork.”

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NHS Confederation calls for legislation to embed partnership working across health and care

20 November 2020

Joint working across health and care should be embedded in law and encouraged through a new statutory duty for all providers, commissioners and other partners in local systems, according to a new report from the NHS Confederation, of which NHS Clinical Commissioners is part.

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CCGs "stand ready" to deliver ambitious COVID-19 vaccination programme

10 November 2020

“We welcome the guidance from NHS England and Improvement that sets out an ambitious plan to be ready to roll out the new COVID vaccine. Our clinical commissioning members stand ready to work with Primary Care Networks and other partners to deliver on the plans as set out.”

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NHSCC responds to PHSO report on CHC complaints

04 November 2020

Lou Patten, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners welcomes the PHSO’s insight report into a number of closed complaints about NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) and the opportunity it provides for the whole system to learn and improve how patients and their families experience this type of care.

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NHSCC joins major new alliance to call for urgent action on health inequalities

26 October 2020

NHS Clinical Commissioners has joined nearly 80 organisations, brought together by the Royal College of Physicians, to press for urgent action to address health inequalities.

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