News & Policy
Our role is to help CCGs secure the best possible healthcare and health outcomes for their communities and patients.
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.
20 September 2017
Responding to Labour Party figures relating to mental health spending Dr Phil Moore, chair of our Mental Health Commissioners Network said: “As clinical commissioners, we are frontline clinicians who know only too well the impact that poor mental health can have on people. We are working hard with partners across the system to find the best ways to join up pathways to improve our patients’ experiences and make sure that they have access to the right care at the right time. Despite the financial challenges CCGs are facing, official NHS England figures showed that the vast majority met or exceeded the Mental Health Investment Standard last year.”
04 September 2017
Today we have launched a new checklist to support CCGs with induction and training of lay members.
27 July 2017
Responding to the ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing published by NHS England today, Lorna Collingwood-Burke, chair of the NHSCC Nurses Forum said:
“Our members have been raising concerns about the difficulties they are facing when it comes to the recruitment and retention of this essential component of their local workforce – this plan to support GPNs plays an important step in starting to address these challenges.”
06 September 2017
We have produced a checklist to support CCGs with induction and training of lay members. This looks at induction, mentoring and buddying, networking and ongoing and further training.
13 June 2017
We have published an infographic showing how rising inflation, along with a growing population, means that while on paper the funds allocated to CCGs are going up, in reality the value of the CCG pound is shrinking.
25 May 2017
NHSCC and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have published a joint report Supporting strategic commissioning: Collaborative working between CCGs and AHSNs. This report shows how collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs can bring positive benefits to local patients and populations.
08 August 2017
We have responded to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) second consultation asking for views on how their regulatory approach should be developed to reflect the priorities set out in their five year strategy.
22 June 2017
We have responded to the Department of Health’s consultation on the availability of gluten free foods on prescription in primary care. In our response we outline why we do not believe gluten free foods should be available on prescription in primary care.
17 February 2017
We have responded to the Department of Health and Department for Work and Pensions’ ‘Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ consultation. This paper looks at what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.