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11 January 2019

Increased funding is welcome, but there are considerable challenges ahead for CCGs

Responding to the NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance and CCG allocations for 2019/20 to 2023/24, Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and Clinical Lead of Buckinghamshire ICS, said: “The Long Term Plan for the NHS has set out the importance of primary, community and mental health services so it is reassuring to see the focus on these in the planning guidance, as well as an emphasis on system working. Payment processes are an important enabler for increased collaborative working so our members will be pleased to see this included.”

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07 January 2019

NHS Long Term Plan sets right direction, but support is essential to fulfil ambitious plan

Today NHS England has published its Long Term Plan for the NHS, which provides a blueprint for healthcare in England over the next ten years.

Commenting on the Long Term Plan, Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and Clinical Lead of Buckinghamshire ICS, said:

“Today’s NHS Long Term Plan rightly focuses on developing an integrated NHS that is sustainable and works efficiently and effectively for patients, with prevention and self-care at the core. This is something that CCGs have been working towards, with colleagues, for some time now and are ambitious to achieve as it is the right thing for our populations.”

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21 December 2018

NHS England release 2019/20 Operational Planning Guidance

Dr Barbara Rushton responds to the NHS England 2019/20 Operational Planning Guidance “We’re pleased to see first steps towards reform of planning, financial and payment structures that support and incentivise collaboration across local areas, rather than focus on individual organisational balance at the expense of the system.”

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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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16 January 2019

Response to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into Clinical Commissioning Groups

We submitted written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into clinical commissioning groups, which was called after the National Audit Office report ‘A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups’ was published in December. The inquiry sought to explore ongoing funding pressures on CCGs, as well as the current and future role of CCGs.

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04 January 2019

Response to consultation on directions for Integrated Care Providers

We have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on directions for integrated care providers (ICPs). This follows our recent response to the consultation on contracting arrangements for ICPs.

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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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