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
06 March 2017
Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, alongside the the NHS Confederation and the Mental Health Network, we have called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding. We have also called for immediate extra funding for social care and a commitment to deal with longer term funding issues for both health and social care.
21 February 2017
Responding to the King’s Fund report ‘Delivering sustainability and transformation plans’ Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners said:
“STPs provide a real opportunity to drive collaboration across the health and care system for the benefit of local people, but if they are to succeed it is critical that we get governance and engagement right.
31 January 2017
Dr Phil Moore, Chair of NHSCC’s Mental Health Commissioners Network said:
“The Thrive West Midlands action plan shows impressive commitment from key organisations across health, care and the wider system who are working together to promote good mental health in the region.”
27 January 2017
Responding to the Royal College of Surgeons comments in the media today about eligibility criteria for operations on hip, knee and other joints, NHSCC chief executive Julie Wood said: “Clinical commissioners are committed to ensuring that their patients are provided with the best possible healthcare, which will give them the best possible outcomes. Unfortunately the NHS does not have unlimited resources and ensuring patients get the best possible care against a backdrop of spiralling demand and increasing financial pressures is one of the biggest issues CCGs face.”
26 January 2017
Responding to the National Audit Office report on ambulance services published today, Yvonne Rispin, Chair NHSCC’s National Ambulance Commissioners Network (NACN), said:
“Clinical commissioners do see ambulance services as an integral part of the health system and we agree that they are a vital component of the whole health service.
09 January 2017
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement on mental health today Dr Phil Moore, Chair of NHSCC’s Mental Health Commissioners Network said:
“We are pleased that the government is reinforcing its commitment to the mental health agenda and we welcome the Prime Minister’s speech recognising that more must be done to improve services for those affected and to challenge the stigma that still persists when it comes to mental ill-health.”
05 January 2017
Responding to investigations on Referral Management Centres Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and Chair of NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG said:
“Referral Management Centres are just one mechanism that local NHS systems use to try to manage the demand for both primary and secondary care, and in many cases they provide a useful and effective role which is more than a redirection service