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Court of Appeal upholds CCGs' use of Avastin for Wet-AMD

25 March 2020

The Court of Appeal has today comprehensively dismissed an appeal by two pharmaceutical companies on the use of Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of wet AMD.

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NHSCC responds to national directive giving CCG powers to NHS England

23 March 2020

A national directive published today by the Department for Health and Social Care has legally directed NHS England to perform some of the key functions usually undertaken by CCGs, effective immediately.

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Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG named Outstanding CCG at Self Care Week Awards

20 March 2020

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has been recognised at the Self Care Week Awards for their outstanding work promoting self care among their community during Self Care Week 2019.

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CCGs urged to support PCNs and practices as coronavirus guidance published

19 March 2020

“Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) must now ensure they are supporting their PCNs and practices. The need is now even greater for direct connection and support between CCGs and primary care, in both communication and planning.”

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News about our events in the light of COVID-19

16 March 2020

The current national focus is on delaying the peak of the spread of Coronavirus to the summer and our top priority is to help local NHS services ensure that they can provide patients with the care they need.

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NHSCC responds to Marmot Review: 10 years on

25 February 2020

Responding to the report’s findings Julie Wood, “the Review’s finding that life expectancy has stalled for the first time in a century is shocking, and the widening of health inequalities is a real concern.”

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Cautious optimism at NHS staff morale boost - but next year's survey must represent all NHS staff

19 February 2020

Commenting on the results of the NHS Staff Survey 2019, Julie Wood, chief executive of NHSCC, said: “It’s positive that NHS staff morale is improving and they are more likely to recommend the NHS as a place to work, according to the NHS Staff Survey. If we are to deliver the aims of the Long Term Plan it’s crucial to retain existing staff members and recruit new ones, so these findings should leave NHS leaders feeling cautiously optimistic.”

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New report highlights how clinical commissioners are advancing population health management

13 February 2020

A new report published today tells the story of population health management (PHM) approaches – led by clinical commissioners – across ten local areas, the benefits these approaches are bringing to patients and organisations, and the challenges that are being faced.

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NHSCC welcomes King's Fund report emphasising the need for clinical commissioning

06 February 2020

NHSCC responds to The King’s Fund’s report Thinking differently about commissioning.

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"CCGs and trusts alone cannot make the health system sustainable", says NHSCC chief executive

05 February 2020

A report published today by the National Audit Office concludes that the NHS’s financial situation is unsustainable, and warns that it has not yet achieved the transformation in finance regime essential to meet rising demand from patients.

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