26 May 2017
Read our response to the National Voices and Social Enterprise UK report on how the Social Value Act is being used by CCGs.
25 May 2017
In partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) we have launched a new joint report that shows how collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs can bring positive benefits to local patients and populations.
18 May 2017
Chair of our Mental Health Commissioners Network Dr Phil Moore has welcomed the helpful messages in the King’s Fund and Royal College of Psychiatrists report Mental health and new models of care on what successful integration of mental health within new models of care should look like. He also agrees that it is absolutely essential mental health forms an essential component of all Sustainability and Transformation Plans across the country.
27 April 2017
We have launched a new publication Excellence in commissioning diabetes care showcasing examples of where clinically led commissioning is changing the way diabetes care is commissioned and improving people’s lives. The document draws out lessons from those involved in the projects to share and embed for the future.
05 April 2017
Responding to the final report from the Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS, Dr Amanda Doyle co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and clinical chief officer of Blackpool CCG said:
“As the Committee recognises, the continued focus on short-term solutions will not deliver a sustainable health system able to cope with the demands placed on it. Only true transformation with a significant reduction in expensive hospital activity and focus on prevention combined with a coherent long-term national workforce strategy will do that.”
31 March 2017
Commenting on the NHS’ Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View Dr Graham Jackson, Co-chair NHS Clinical Commissioners and Clinical Chair of NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG said: “We welcome the next iteration of the Five Year Forward View and are pleased to see recognition of how far clinical commissioning has come since its publication in 2014. Strong strategic clinical commissioning is critical if we are to do our best for patients and communities and it must continue to be supported.
28 March 2017
CCGs are asking for national support to release up to £400m of NHS spending to use in high priority areas such as mental health and primary care rather than spending it on products and medicines currently available on prescriptions which offer no or limited clinical benefit to patients or could otherwise be considered as lower priority for NHS funding.
14 March 2017
We have responded to the King’s Fund report, Understanding NHS financial pressures: How are they affecting patient care?
10 March 2017
The Care Quality Commission has today announced that they plan to substantially increase their fees. This is a move that we, along with many others in the sector argued against in our response to their consultation on the matter.
08 March 2017
Our response to the Spring Budget 2017 welcomes the new money for social care, but cautions that a long-term solution is needed. It further sets out that while this will help relieve demand on the NHS pressures still remain, and we still need an open, honest debate on what the health service can be expected to deliver with its current level of funding