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Sharing learning from the Core Cities Network

02 November 2018

We have published the first two of a series of case studies from the Core Cities Network, following the local areas’ journey towards delivering more integrated approaches to health and care.

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NHSCC respond to the Autumn Budget 2018

29 October 2018

Julie Wood responds to today’s Budget announcement.

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NHSCC welcome decision to simplify CQUIN

17 October 2018

Responding to a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement confirming changes to CQUIN schemes, Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said:

“We are pleased that NHS England and NHS Improvement have made the decision to simplify CQUIN from April 2019, something we called for earlier this year on behalf of our members.”

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New infographic sets out reality of the NHS funding settlement

12 October 2018

A new infographic published jointly by NHSCC, NHS Providers and NHS Confederation looks at the reality of the funding settlement that the NHS has received for the next five years, what it will mean in practice and what we need to deliver it.

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NHSCC respond to payment reform proposals for 2019/20

09 October 2018

Responding to the launch of an engagement process for proposed payment reforms, Henry Black, co-chair of NHSCC’s Finance Forum and Chief Finance Officer, East London Health and Care Partnership, said: “We welcome the proposals by NHS England and NHS Improvement to support greater integration and move away from payment systems that focus on individual organisations and instead seek to incentivise system working.”

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NHSCC and RI International publish recommendations for urgent and emergency mental health care

03 October 2018

A new report published by NHS Clinical Commissioners, the independent membership organisation for clinical commissioners in England, and RI International, a US-based healthcare organisation, outlines ten recommendations that if fulfilled would make urgent and emergency psychiatric health care ‘minimally adequate’, and calls on governmental agencies, policy makers and health and social services to take radical action to address inequalities and improve mental health crisis care.

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NHSCC calls for national support of local medicines optimisation teams to deliver for patients and the NHS

25 September 2018

A new publication launched today by NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) highlights the benefits of local medicines optimisations teams, whose role is to ensure that patients get the right medicines at the right time to improve outcomes, improve safety and help the NHS to get better value from their medicines spend.

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NHSCC supports Self Care Week this November

24 September 2018

We are pleased to have partnered with the Self Care Forum to promote Self Care Week 2018.

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NHSCC responds to outcome of judicial review on Avastin usage

21 September 2018

Responding to today’s ruling, Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners said:

“We are delighted by today’s ruling that clearly shows the northern CCGs acted lawfully in introducing the preferred treatment option for Avastin. CCGs across the country have been thwarted in their various attempts to introduce the cheaper but equally effective drug Avastin for the treatment of wet AMD and the court rightly makes several findings about the legality of both CCGs and clinicians to determine whether Avastin is clinically effective and safe for ophthalmic use in local areas.”

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