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25 March 2020

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

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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23 March 2020

NHSCC responds to national directive giving CCG powers to NHS England

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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19 March 2020

CCGs urged to support PCNs and practices as coronavirus guidance published

“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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Policy briefings and publications

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02 April 2020

Member briefing: The use and supply of PPE in primary care

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This joint briefing by NHSCC and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network highlights the key points for primary care from guidance published on 2 April 2020 which clarifies the type of PPE required for different circumstances.

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20 March 2020

Member briefing: How CCGs can support their Primary Care Networks and practices in light of Covid-19

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This briefing, aimed at CCGs and PCN clinical directors, outlines the actions CCGs should be taking as part of their planning for primary care in the coming weeks and months, at both PCN and general practice level.

This briefing reflects the guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement, as well as feedback from members of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network.

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17 February 2020

NHSCC Impact Report 2020

NHSCC’s Impact Report 2020 looks back at some of the highlights of the work we have done with and for our members in 2019/20.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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03 February 2020

Our response to the Draft NHS Standard Contract Consultation 2020/21

We have formally responded to the NHS England and NHS Improvement Draft NHS Standard Contract Consultation 2020/21.

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15 January 2020

Response to the consultation on the Primary Care Network - Direct Enhanced Service Draft Service Specifications

On behalf of CCGs we have developed a national response to the NHS England and NHS Improvement consultation on the Primary Care Network – Direct Enhanced Service Draft Outline Service Specifications.

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22 November 2019

Response to the tariff engagement survey on key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff

We have responded to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s tariff engagement survey on key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff.

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