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30 June 2020
Responding to the report Time to be radical? The view from system leaders on the future of ‘system by default’, Lou Patten, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said:
“ICS working has taken huge steps forward over the last few months and we must acknowledge Leaders’ wishes that returning to previous practise is not an option. CCGs have an ongoing custodian role within systems, deploying their system and population health planning skills successfully and ensuring high-quality services for patients.”
01 May 2020
NHS Reset is a new NHS Confederation campaign to contribute to the public debate on what the health and care system should look like post-COVID19, and NHS Clinical Commissioners is playing a crucial part in it.
21 April 2020
The new chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners has been named as Louise Patten, former chief executive of NHS Buckinghamshire and NHS Oxfordshire CCGs.
02 April 2020
This joint briefing by NHSCC and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network highlights the key points for primary care from guidance published on 2 April 2020 which clarifies the type of PPE required for different circumstances.
20 March 2020
This briefing, aimed at CCGs and PCN clinical directors, outlines the actions CCGs should be taking as part of their planning for primary care in the coming weeks and months, at both PCN and general practice level.
This briefing reflects the guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement, as well as feedback from members of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network.
03 February 2020
We have formally responded to the NHS England and NHS Improvement Draft NHS Standard Contract Consultation 2020/21.
15 January 2020
On behalf of CCGs we have developed a national response to the NHS England and NHS Improvement consultation on the Primary Care Network – Direct Enhanced Service Draft Outline Service Specifications.
22 November 2019
We have responded to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s tariff engagement survey on key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff.