News & Policy
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26 November 2020
NHS England and NHS Improvement have today published proposals that set out options for formalising system working in England. Lou Patten, CEO of NHS Clinical Commissioners, responds.
24 November 2020
“What we have heard from our clinical commissioner members, and has been acknowledged today by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, is that the NHS cannot return to its old ways of overly burdensome reporting and paperwork.”
20 November 2020
Joint working across health and care should be embedded in law and encouraged through a new statutory duty for all providers, commissioners and other partners in local systems, according to a new report from the NHS Confederation, of which NHS Clinical Commissioners is part.
08 January 2021
This guide has been produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to provide key prompts and actions for local leaders to promote strong localised decision making across health and local government.
02 December 2020
This briefing from the NHS Confederation provides an overview of what is currently known about long COVID, including the symptoms, incidence among people who have been infected with COVID-19 and how the government and NHS are responding.
04 September 2020
NHS Clinical Commissioners and Local Government Association have developed an interactive discussion guide to assist CCGs and local government colleagues to have open conversations and identify any issues that may arise during the CCG merger process. Updated for the 2020/21 merger process.
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.