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11 July 2019

Annual assessment ratings are "well-deserved recognition" of CCGs' hard work

NHS England’s CCG Annual Assessment Report for 2018/19, published today, shows an increase in both the number and proportion of clinical commissioning groups that are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

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04 July 2019

Free online training course could save a life

NHS Clinical Commissioners is encouraging all our members and team to join over 200,000 people who have already completed the Zero Suicide Alliance’s free online suicide prevention training.

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27 June 2019

NHS Clinical Commissioners respond to Implementation Framework

Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHSCC, reponds to the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework.

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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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