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NHSCC and NHS England launch consultation on prescribeable items of low-priority for NHS funding

21 July 2017

Today at the NHS England board meeting, our joint consultation was published, relating to recommendations that 18 treatments, at a cost of £141 million a year, should not be routinely prescribed in primary care. This follows on from our work earlier this year, where we called for national support to release up to £128m of savings from ten identified products that could be considered low priority for NHS funding.

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CCG ratings show clear improvement in challenging circumstances

21 July 2017

NHSCC chief executive, Julie Wood, and chair of our Mental Health Commissioners Network, Dr Phil Moore, have responded to the announcement that the ratings from the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework for 2016/17 in relation to the overall score for organisations, as well as in respect of performance for cancer, dementia and mental health have been finalised and are available on My NHS.

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New national ambulance response targets welcome

13 July 2017

Responding to NHS England’s announcement on the new ambulance national response targets, Yvonne Rispin, chair of our National Ambulance Commissioners Network said: “We are pleased that the evaluation published today provides evidence to support the Ambulance Response Programme’s shift in focus from time-based targets to an emphasis on patients’ clinical need as the right way forward and welcome the new national response targets.”

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Mental health must be central to STPs

07 July 2017

Responding to NHS Providers’ The state of the NHS provider sector report Dr Phil Moore, NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners Network chair said:

“We wholly agree it is crucial that money committed for mental health is spent only for this purpose and also that mental health must be central to sustainability and transformation partnerships. As clinical commissioners, we are frontline clinicians who know only too well the impact that poor mental health can have on people.”

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NHSCC responds to the BMJ investigation on the rise in individual funding requests

05 July 2017

Today there have been a number of stories in the media about a rise of individual funding requests (IFRs) being made to CCGs, following on from a BMJ investigation. Our chief executive Julie Wood and co-chair Dr Graham Jackson, have highlighted how intense funding pressures mean that CCGs are having to make difficult choices.

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NHSCC response to the NAO investigation into continuing healthcare funding

05 July 2017

Responding to the NAO’s investigation into NHS continuing healthcare funding, NHS Clinical Commissioners chief executive Julie Wood highlights that while demographics will account for some variation in this area, CCGs are seeking to tackle instances where this is not the case.

 

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Congratulations to the winners of our Healthcare Transformation Awards 2017

30 June 2017

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners our ‘Healthcare Transformation Awards’ held in partnership with Health+Care, NAPC and NHS England!

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NHS Clinical Commissioners announces new board members

30 June 2017

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has today announced a number of new board members, following on from its recent round of elections.

Co-chair of NHSCC, Dr Graham Jackson said: “It is undoubtedly a time of change, challenge and opportunity for the NHS. The NHSCC board, made up of some of the most influential clinical commissioning leaders across the country, can provide a credible and powerful voice for our members. They will ensure that as the health and care landscape evolves, clinical leadership remains at the heart of national decision-making so that we are able to continue making a difference to the patients and populations we serve.”

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NHSCC launch checklist for recruiting CCG lay members

26 June 2017

Today we have launched a new checklist to support CCGs to get their lay member recruitment and succession planning right. Aimed at CCG chairs, members of the CCG governing body and lay members, it provides a series of questions that can be asked to start conversations about both recruitment and succession planning.

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Sharing learning from new care models

22 June 2017

We are  continuing our work in collaboration with NHS Confederation, the Local Government Association and NHS Providers to help spread the learning from the new care models programme throughout the health and care sector. Find out more about what we are doing.

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