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26 November 2020

Positive legacy of CCGs must not be lost with move to formalise ICSs

NHS England and NHS Improvement have today published proposals that set out options for formalising system working in England. Lou Patten, CEO of NHS Clinical Commissioners, responds.

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24 November 2020

The NHS cannot return to its old ways of overly burdensome reporting and paperwork

“What we have heard from our clinical commissioner members, and has been acknowledged today by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, is that the NHS cannot return to its old ways of overly burdensome reporting and paperwork.”

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20 November 2020

NHS Confederation calls for legislation to embed partnership working across health and care

Joint working across health and care should be embedded in law and encouraged through a new statutory duty for all providers, commissioners and other partners in local systems, according to a new report from the NHS Confederation, of which NHS Clinical Commissioners is part.

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Policy briefings and publications

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08 January 2021

Localising decision making: a guide to support effective working across neighbourhood, place and system

This guide has been produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to provide key prompts and actions for local leaders to promote strong localised decision making across health and local government.

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02 December 2020

Member briefing: Understanding long COVID

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This briefing from the NHS Confederation provides an overview of what is currently known about long COVID, including the symptoms, incidence among people who have been infected with COVID-19 and how the government and NHS are responding.

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04 September 2020

CCG mergers: How clinical commissioning groups and local government can work together

NHS Clinical Commissioners and Local Government Association have developed an interactive discussion guide to assist CCGs and local government colleagues to have open conversations and identify any issues that may arise during the CCG merger process. Updated for the 2020/21 merger process.

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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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