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04 April 2019

NHSCC joins call for Zero Suicide Healthcare

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has joined together with organisations and individuals from more than 20 countries to release the International Declaration for Zero Suicide Healthcare a call to action to protect patients who enter our health system, their relatives and staff against the tragedy of suicide.

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20 March 2019

NHSCC responds to Medical Technology Group report

“Unfortunately the NHS does not have unlimited resources and ensuring patients get the best possible care against a backdrop of spiralling demands, competing priorities and increasing financial pressures is one of the biggest issues CCGs face.”

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26 March 2019

Self Care Week Awards for 2018

“We are delighted this year to partner with the Self Care Forum to support the hotly contested award for the CCG of the Year.  Supporting and empowering people to self care is one of the core priorities for our members right across the country.”

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Policy briefings and publications

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11 April 2019

NHSCC's position on public health commissioning

Public health has always been a key issue for our members so, in response to a renewed national focus on public health commissioning, NHSCC has produced a position statement, developed with and informed by the views of our members.

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22 January 2019

Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people's mental health system

This briefing was developed in partnership between NHS Clinical Commissioners and Research in Practice. It is aimed at those involved in the commissioning of mental health services and support for children and young people.

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14 December 2018

Driving forward system working: a snapshot of early progress in collaborative commissioning

A joint report from NHSCC and NHS Providers finds that although progress is at an early stage, the relationship between commissioners and providers is on the brink of significant change.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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28 February 2019

Response to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into NHS financial sustainability

We submitted written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into NHS financial sustainability, which was called after a National Audit Office report of the same name was published in January.

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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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