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20 September 2017

NHSCC respond to Labour Party figures on CCG mental health spend

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.”

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04 September 2017

NHSCC launch checklist to support CCGs with induction and training of lay members

Today we have launched a new checklist to support CCGs with induction and training of lay members.

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27 July 2017

NHSCC welcome new action plan to support General Practice Nurses

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.”

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Policy briefings and publications

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06 September 2017

Checklist for induction and training of lay members

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.

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13 June 2017

Infographic: The shrinking value of the commissioning pound

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.

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25 May 2017

Supporting strategic commissioning: Collaborative working between CCGs and AHSNs

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.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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08 August 2017

Response to second CQC consultation on their next phase of regulation

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.

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22 June 2017

Response to Department of Health consultation on prescribing gluten-free foods

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.

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17 February 2017

NHSCC response to the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

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.

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