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21 February 2017

NHSCC responds to King's Fund report on sustainability and transformation plans

Responding to the King’s Fund report ‘Delivering sustainability and transformation plans Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners said:

“STPs provide a real opportunity to drive collaboration across the health and care system for the benefit of local people, but if they are to succeed it is critical that we get governance and engagement right.

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31 January 2017

NHSCC welcomes the Thrive West Midlands action plan

Dr Phil Moore, Chair of NHSCC’s Mental Health Commissioners Network said:

“The Thrive West Midlands action plan shows impressive commitment from key organisations across health, care and the wider system who are working together to promote good mental health in the region.”

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27 January 2017

CCGs need to balance demand with their limited resources

Responding to the Royal College of Surgeons comments in the media today about eligibility criteria for operations on hip, knee and other joints, NHSCC chief executive Julie Wood said: “Clinical commissioners are committed to ensuring that their patients are provided with the best possible healthcare, which will give them the best possible outcomes. Unfortunately the NHS does not have unlimited resources and ensuring patients get the best possible care against a backdrop of spiralling demand and increasing financial pressures  is one of the biggest issues CCGs face.”

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Policy briefings and publications

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14 December 2016

Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning

Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning demonstrates the positive contribution that clinical commissioners are making to their local economies. It showcases how clinical leaders in England’s core cities – the eight largest cities outside of London – are looking at how the services they commission can improve not only the health but social and economic wellbeing of their populations.

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07 December 2016

Lessons in leadership from women clinical commissioners

Lessons in leadership from women clinical commissioners provides advice based on the experience of women CCG leaders at the top of their careers. It includes practical examples from these women on the skills, values, and behaviours that helped them to succeed in their own roles, as well as tips on supporting the next generation of female clinical commissioning leaders.

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22 November 2016

STP checklist for governance and engagement

In partnership with NHS Confederation, National Voices and the Centre for Public Scrutiny, we have launched a new resource to support those delivering change within their Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints to work through key governance and accountability challenges.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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09 January 2017

NHSCC response to Department of Health consultation on the pension administration levy.

We have  responded to the Department of Health’s consultation on the proposed introduction of a NHS pension administration levy.

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07 December 2016

Response to NHS England & NHS Improvement 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System.

We have responded to the NHS England & NHS Improvement 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System.

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