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31 January 2018

Learning from the vanguards: New publications launched

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.

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25 January 2018

Effective commissioning approaches to delivering NHS Continuing Healthcare in new NHSCC publication

NHSCC have launched a new publication which suggests ways in which the provision of NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) in local areas can be improved for the benefit of patients and commissioners and shares some of the approaches that have been developed by local CCGs which have proved to be effective in delivering their CHC commitments.

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23 January 2018

New NICE guidance supports potential cost savings

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcome the publication today of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which, we believe, can help to secure better value from the significant funds currently being spent on treating wet age related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Policy briefings and publications

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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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25 January 2018

NHS continuing healthcare: Effective commissioning approaches

NHSCC have launched a new publication which suggests ways in which the provision of NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) in local areas can be improved for the benefits of patients and commissioners and shares some of the approaches that have been developed by local CCGs which have proved to be effective in delivering their CHC commitments.

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14 December 2017

Making strategic commissioning work: Lessons from home and away

With the move towards accountable care, clinical commissioners are starting to take on a more strategic role as they plan and purchase health care for patients – a transition which comes with opportunities but is not without challenge. Our briefing aims to support the evolution of a more strategic commissioning function, bringing out lessons based on evidence from the UK and health systems abroad.

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Consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

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24 August 2017

Response to NICE draft guideline on macular degeneration consultation

Read our response to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) consultation on their draft guideline on macular degeneration.

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08 August 2017

Response to second CQC consultation on their next phase of regulation

We have responded to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) second consultation asking for views on how their regulatory approach should be developed to reflect the priorities set out in their five year strategy.

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22 June 2017

Response to Department of Health consultation on prescribing gluten-free foods

We have responded to the Department of Health’s consultation on the availability of gluten free foods on prescription in primary care. In our response we outline why we do not believe gluten free foods should be available on prescription in primary care.

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