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23 May 2019

The NHS in England must hold on to the best of clinical commissioning

As the NHS in England works to deliver the Long Term Plan through integrated care systems, it must not lose the clinical leadership, understanding of their local communities and unique perspective provided by clinical commissioners.

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04 April 2019

NHSCC joins call for Zero Suicide Healthcare

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has joined together with organisations and individuals from more than 20 countries to release the International Declaration for Zero Suicide Healthcare a call to action to protect patients who enter our health system, their relatives and staff against the tragedy of suicide.

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20 March 2019

NHSCC responds to Medical Technology Group report

“Unfortunately the NHS does not have unlimited resources and ensuring patients get the best possible care against a backdrop of spiralling demands, competing priorities and increasing financial pressures is one of the biggest issues CCGs face.”

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Policy briefings and publications

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23 May 2019

The changing face of clinical commissioning

The changing face of clinical commissioning showcases the unique perspective brought by clinical commissioners – the clinical expertise, collaborative working with provider and local government colleagues, and an understanding of the population’s needs in the system in which they operate – and argues that these are essential components to developing integrated services that are fit for purpose and get the best value for each NHS pound.

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11 April 2019

NHSCC's position on public health commissioning

Public health has always been a key issue for our members so, in response to a renewed national focus on public health commissioning, NHSCC has produced a position statement, developed with and informed by the views of our members.

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22 January 2019

Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people's mental health system

This briefing was developed in partnership between NHS Clinical Commissioners and Research in Practice. It is aimed at those involved in the commissioning of mental health services and support for children and young people.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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25 April 2019

Response to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s proposals for possible changes to legislation

We responded to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s engagement exercise on proposed legislative changes to implement the Long Term Plan.

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28 February 2019

Response to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into NHS financial sustainability

We submitted written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into NHS financial sustainability, which was called after a National Audit Office report of the same name was published in January.

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16 January 2019

Response to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into Clinical Commissioning Groups

We submitted written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into clinical commissioning groups, which was called after the National Audit Office report ‘A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups’ was published in December. The inquiry sought to explore ongoing funding pressures on CCGs, as well as the current and future role of CCGs.

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