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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
30 June 2017
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners our ‘Healthcare Transformation Awards’ held in partnership with Health+Care, NAPC and NHS England!
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.”
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.
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.