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NHSCC highlight need for clinical consensus on hip and knee surgery thresholds

19 July 2018

An investigation published today in the BMJ raises concerns around the increase in the number of rejected requests for hip and knee operations.

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Improvement and Assessment Framework results reflect "good work" of CCGs across the country

12 July 2018

The CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework 2017/18 results have been released today, showing that almost 60% of England’s CCGs are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

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NHSCC and NHS England launch consultation on commissioning guidance for ineffective and risky treatments

04 July 2018

Today the NHS England board approved proposals to launch a consultation on the Evidence-Based Interventions programme.

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New NHSCC infographic highlights the value executive commissioning nurses bring to local decision-making

27 June 2018

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has launched a new infographic today showcasing the expertise and insight that executive commissioning nurses can bring for patients, populations and the system, which will be crucial to implementing patient centred care as the NHS moves towards integrated place-based planning.

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New funding is always welcome but evidence suggests that this falls short of what is needed to truly support the transformation agenda.

17 June 2018

New funding is always welcome but evidence suggests that this falls short of what is needed to truly support the transformation agenda.  Our members will continue to have to make difficult decisions that balance the needs of the individual against those of their whole populations.

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NHSCC welcomes Health and Social Care Committee Report on integrated care but caution any legislative changes must enable change, not slow it down

11 June 2018

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) today welcomes a report from the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee on integrated care, but cautions that now is not the time for significant primary legislation.

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NHSCC welcomes High Court ruling on homeopathy

06 June 2018

Responding to the High Court ruling, Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said:

“We welcome the decision of the High Court to reject the application by the British Homeopathic Association to overturn the NHS England guidance that supports local clinical commissioners to limit the routine prescribing of products of low clinical effectiveness.”

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New polling highlights public priorities for health and care funding

11 May 2018

New polling suggests that emergency services and mental health care are the public’s top priorities for any extra funding for health and care.

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Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a commissioning framework 2018

12 April 2018

The Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes Framework 2018, published today, is a practical tool for council and NHS commissioners to support improving outcomes through integrated commissioning.

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