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21 September 2018

NHSCC responds to outcome of judicial review on Avastin usage

Responding to today’s ruling, Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners said:

“We are delighted by today’s ruling that clearly shows the northern CCGs acted lawfully in introducing the preferred treatment option for Avastin. CCGs across the country have been thwarted in their various attempts to introduce the cheaper but equally effective drug Avastin for the treatment of wet AMD and the court rightly makes several findings about the legality of both CCGs and clinicians to determine whether Avastin is clinically effective and safe for ophthalmic use in local areas.”

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10 September 2018

New funding available to support development of non-executive community networks

NHS Clinical Commissioners has joined forces with NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide support for local networks of lay members and non-executive directors (NEDs).

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Policy briefings and publications

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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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31 January 2018

Learning from the vanguards: Briefing series

As the national new care models programme comes to an end, it is time to consider its legacy and ensure the lessons learned are shared with the rest of the health and care system. As part of the programme 50 vanguard sites across the country have made great strides in transforming health and care services in line with the ambitions set out in the Five year forward view. In order to do so, they have built relationships across historically fragmented systems, worked through complex contractual and governance arrangements, and explored innovative approaches to delivering care.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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19 September 2018

Statutory Scheme consultation response

We have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care consultation on changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded medicines.

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06 September 2018

Response to the independent GP Partnership Review: key lines of enquiry, call for evidence

We have responded to a call for evidence on the key lines of enquiry for the independent GP Partnership Review. Our response was developed based on focused engagement with our Primary Care Reference Group and members of the NHSCC Board who are participating in the GP Partnership Review.

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05 September 2018

Response to the General Practice Premises Policy Review call for solutions

We have responded to the General Practice Premises Policy Review’s call for solutions which is being jointly undertaken by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

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