News & Policy
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We’re giving CCGs a strong, influencing voice from the frontline to the wider NHS, national bodies, government, parliament and the media. We’re building new networks where CCGs can share experience and expertise; and providing information, support, tools and resources to help CCGs do their job better.
16 October 2020
Responding to the CQC’s annual State of Care report, Lou Patten, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said: “I’m pleased to see the report recognise the critical role of CCGs in working collaboratively and in partnership with other bodies … to coordinate joined-up care, and in managing medicines, during the COVID response.”
07 October 2020
NHSCC welcomes Sir Simon’s announcement today of extra support for people with long Covid symptoms and the additional £10 million funding to clinical commissioners across the country to support much needed new services.
25 August 2020
NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Browne Jacobson LLP are pleased to deliver a series of webinars which are designed to support the learning of all CCGs considering/preparing for a merger in April 2021.
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.