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26 November 2020
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.
24 November 2020
“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.”
20 November 2020
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.
04 September 2020
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.
28 August 2020
NHSCC has developed a tool to help commissioners capitalise on the recent opportunities for improved system working as they review their core functions in light of the next phase of the COVID response.
05 August 2020
A briefing looking what the future demand is likely to be for mental health services as a result of the pandemic, and what priorities for the NHS will be and the funding available to deliver this going forward. This follows a joint webinar hosted by the Mental Health Commissioners Network and the Mental Health 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.