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25 March 2020
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.
23 March 2020
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.
19 March 2020
“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.”
02 April 2020
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.
20 March 2020
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.
03 February 2020
We have formally responded to the NHS England and NHS Improvement Draft NHS Standard Contract Consultation 2020/21.
15 January 2020
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.
22 November 2019
We have responded to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s tariff engagement survey on key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff.