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06 December 2018

NHSCC respond to Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

Responding to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, Dr Phil Moore, chair of NHSCC’s Mental Health Commissioners’ Network and Deputy Chair of NHS Kingston CCG, said: “The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act presents a fundamental shift in mental health care, putting service users at the heart of making decisions about the care they receive.”

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29 November 2018

Evidence Based Interventions Programme: Implementation guidance published

Following yesterday’s NHS England board meeting, new implementation guidance was published today relating to the 17 items considered in the Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) programme. We have been working in collaboration with NHS England, NICE, CQC, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the relevant Royal Colleges on this important area of work for commissioners and the wider health system.

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28 November 2018

NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners launch further consultation on prescribable items of low priority for NHS funding

At the NHS England board meeting today, our new joint consultation with NHS England was published. The consultation contains recommendations on 8 new items which have the potential to release £68m per year to spend on higher priority areas.

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Policy briefings and publications

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03 October 2018

Be the change: ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care

This report sets out ten recommendations from a joint international summit on urgent and emergency behavioural healthcare, hosted by NHSCC, England and RI International, USA.

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30 June 2018

The value of the executive commissioning nurse infographic

NHSCC has launched an infographic that showcases the expertise and insight that executive commissioning nurses can bring for patients, populations and the system, which will be crucial to implementing patient centred care as the NHS moves towards integrated place-based planning.

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13 June 2018

Supporting change in your NHS

The NHSCC lay members network, working in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, have produced a short infographic which outlines how the non executive community – CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs) – can support the delivery of integrated care systems (ICSs) and sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs).

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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20 November 2018

NHS Payment reform proposals response

Following extensive member engagement, including a series of webinars, teleconferences and a workshop, we responded to the NHS England and NHS Improvement engagement process on payment reform proposals.

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20 November 2018

Submission to the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry on mental health services for children and young people

We have submitted to this inquiry which was informed by consultations with our Mental Health and Commissioners Network.  Download our submission  to find out more about our recommendations.

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31 October 2018

Response to consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers

We have responded to NHS England’s consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs). Our response was informed by engagement with our wider membership and interviews with members of our Board, comprised of CCG leaders across geographical constituencies, including lay members, Chief Finance Officers, Chairs, and Accountable Officers.

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