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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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CQC report recognises critical work of CCGs in COVID-19 response

16 October 2020

Responding to the CQC’s annual State of Care report, Lou Patten, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said: “I’m pleased to see the report recognise the critical role of CCGs in working collaboratively and in partnership with other bodies … to coordinate joined-up care, and in managing medicines, during the COVID response.”

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NHS Clinical Commissioners responds to Simon Stevens’ announcement on long Covid funding

07 October 2020

NHSCC welcomes Sir Simon’s announcement today of extra support for people with long Covid symptoms and the additional £10 million funding to clinical commissioners across the country to support much needed new services.

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NHSCC and partners launch webinar series on CCG mergers

25 August 2020

NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Browne Jacobson LLP are pleased to deliver a series of webinars which are designed to support the learning of all CCGs considering/preparing for a merger in April 2021.

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Your Covid Recovery - a new website to support people with ongoing symptoms

03 August 2020

Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of Covid-19 and support them to manage their recovery.

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