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04 September 2019

NHSCC's verdict on the Spending Round

NHSCC respond to the government’s spending plans for 2020/21, including boosts for the HEE budget, public health grant, capital spending, and social care.

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27 August 2019

What does the NHS Oversight Framework mean for CCGs?

NHS England and Improvement released the new oversight framework for 2019/20 on 23 August.

With the move to system working, their framework has been revised to reflect that NHS England and NHS Improvement will be assessing CCGs and providers more consistently.

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01 August 2019

Major areas of health need urgent action, the NHS Confederation tells the new Prime Minister

NHSCC and our colleagues across the NHS Confederation group have come together to tell the new Prime Minister that there is much ‘unfinished business’ for the new government to resolve in the health and care sector.

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Policy briefings and publications

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29 August 2019

Policy briefing: Advancing our health – prevention in the 2020s

This policy briefing provides a summary of some of the key points covered in the prevention green paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s.

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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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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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23 August 2019

Response to NHS England and NHS Improvement's consultation on digital-first primary care policy

We have responded to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s consultation on digital-first primary care policy, which focuses on patient registration, funding and contracting rules.

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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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