News & Policy

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04 February 2019

Delivering effective governance and accountability for integrated health and care

A new explainer for the NHS and local authorities outlines possible solutions for the governance and accountability challenges brought by the move to integrated health and care.

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31 January 2019

NHSCC welcomes announcement on Primary Care Networks

Responding to announcements on primary care networks, Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said: “As a GP and a clinical commissioner, I am really pleased to see a cogent and substantial boost for PCNs and the potential they have to support resilience in primary care. It makes absolute sense to share and provide services over a larger footprint than just a single practice, this will lead to a better range of services delivering care closer to home.”

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Policy briefings and publications

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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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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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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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