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Resources, responses and latest updates

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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.

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03 August 2020

Your Covid Recovery - a new website to support people with ongoing symptoms

Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of Covid-19 and support them to manage their recovery.

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31 July 2020

Evidence Based Interventions programme phase two consultation launched

A consultation has been launched on the second phase of the Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) Programme. It runs until 24 August 2020.

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17 July 2020

Plan for Self Care Week 2020

Clinical commissioning groups are being urged to start planning for this year’s Self Care Week (16 -22 November) which has the theme “Live Self Care for Life”.

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Policy briefings and publications

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05 August 2020

Looking forward: How the mental health system will model and meet the demand

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.

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02 April 2020

Member briefing: The use and supply of PPE in primary care

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This joint briefing by NHSCC and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network highlights the key points for primary care from guidance published on 2 April 2020 which clarifies the type of PPE required for different circumstances.

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20 March 2020

Member briefing: How CCGs can support their Primary Care Networks and practices in light of Covid-19

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This briefing, aimed at CCGs and PCN clinical directors, outlines the actions CCGs should be taking as part of their planning for primary care in the coming weeks and months, at both PCN and general practice level.

This briefing reflects the guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement, as well as feedback from members of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network.

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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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