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25 May 2017

New report shows positive impact for patients from collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs

In partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) we have launched a new joint report that shows how collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs can bring positive benefits to local patients and populations.

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18 May 2017

NHSCC responds to new report on mental health and new models of care

Chair of our Mental Health Commissioners Network Dr Phil Moore has welcomed the helpful messages in the King’s Fund and Royal College of Psychiatrists report Mental health and new models of care on what successful integration of mental health within new models of care should look like. He also agrees that it is absolutely essential mental health forms an essential component of all Sustainability and Transformation Plans across the country.

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27 April 2017

NHSCC launch new report on excellence in diabetes care commissioning

We have launched a new publication Excellence in commissioning diabetes care showcasing examples of where clinically led commissioning is changing the way diabetes care is commissioned and improving people’s lives. The document draws out lessons from those involved in the projects to share and embed for the future.

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Policy briefings and publications

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25 May 2017

Supporting strategic commissioning: Collaborative working between CCGs and AHSNs

NHSCC and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have published a joint report  Supporting strategic commissioning: Collaborative working between CCGs and AHSNs. This report shows how collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs can bring positive benefits to local patients and populations.

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27 April 2017

Excellence in commissioning diabetes care

This publication showcases examples of where clinically led commissioning is changing the way diabetes care is commissioned and improving people’s lives. It also draws out lessons from those involved in the projects to share and embed for the future.

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14 December 2016

Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning

Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning demonstrates the positive contribution that clinical commissioners are making to their local economies. It showcases how clinical leaders in England’s core cities – the eight largest cities outside of London – are looking at how the services they commission can improve not only the health but social and economic wellbeing of their populations.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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09 January 2017

NHSCC response to Department of Health consultation on the pension administration levy.

We have  responded to the Department of Health’s consultation on the proposed introduction of a NHS pension administration levy.

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07 December 2016

Response to NHS England & NHS Improvement 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System.

We have responded to the NHS England & NHS Improvement 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System.

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