22 November 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.”
10 November 2017
On 2 November 2017 we held our 5th annual national members event Making strategic commissioning work attended by CCG leaders from across the country. Keynote speakers included Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt and NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.
01 November 2017
Responding to today’s story in the British Medical Journal our chief executive Julie Wood said: “As the representative organisation for CCGs we support our members in doing all they can within the law to deliver the greatest value for the commissioning pound while getting the best outcomes for patients. Using Avastin ‘off- label’ to treat the debilitating condition of Wet AMD rather than the more expensive Lucentis or Eylea is an opportunity for them to do just that.”
27 October 2017
Read our response to the Care Quality Commission’s initial review of mental health services for children and young people, from Dr Phil Moore, Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners Mental Health Commissioners Network.
12 October 2017
We have launched a new report showcasing programmes that are embedding mental health in primary care and drawing out advice from the commissioners and practitioners involved in their development and delivery.
27 September 2017
Clinical commissioners are playing a key role as architects of the changing health and care landscape, our analysis launched today shows. Our new publication sets out CCGs’ vision for the future and what they need to get there at pace so they can deliver more for patients.
20 September 2017
Responding to Labour Party figures relating to mental health spending Dr Phil Moore, chair of our Mental Health Commissioners Network said: “As clinical commissioners, we are frontline clinicians who know only too well the impact that poor mental health can have on people. We are working hard with partners across the system to find the best ways to join up pathways to improve our patients’ experiences and make sure that they have access to the right care at the right time. Despite the financial challenges CCGs are facing, official NHS England figures showed that the vast majority met or exceeded the Mental Health Investment Standard last year.”
19 September 2017
Responding to The Future of the mental health workforce report Dr Phil Moore, chair of the NHSCC Mental Health Commissioners Network said: “Clinical commissioners continue to work hard to make sure that the populations we serve receive high-quality mental healthcare amidst the huge pressures and competing demands on the NHS. Having the right workforce is absolutely essential to this. This new report today sets out a number of helpful recommendations, which in many cases reflect the track that our members are already on to get the best possible outcomes for their population, including investing more to support primary care colleagues and in prevention programmes in schools.”
11 September 2017
Rising demand for services, constrained funding and a multitude of workforce challenges require us to think differently about the way we deliver health and care services to meet people’s needs and expectations.
A new report out today from NHSCC, NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, and the Local Government Association, explores how digital tools are a key part of the answer to this set of challenges, and demonstrates how technology has the potential to revolutionise the way health and care is delivered.
04 September 2017
Today we have launched a new checklist to support CCGs with induction and training of lay members.