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19 July 2018

NHSCC highlight need for clinical consensus on hip and knee surgery thresholds

An investigation published today in the BMJ raises concerns around the increase in the number of rejected requests for hip and knee operations.

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12 July 2018

Improvement and Assessment Framework results reflect "good work" of CCGs across the country

The CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework 2017/18 results have been released today, showing that almost 60% of England’s CCGs are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

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04 July 2018

NHSCC and NHS England launch consultation on commissioning guidance for ineffective and risky treatments

Today the NHS England board approved proposals to launch a consultation on the Evidence-Based Interventions programme.

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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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11 June 2018

Response to DHSC and NHS England consultation on extending legal rights to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

We have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England’s consultation on extending legal rights to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.

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26 March 2018

Response to draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027

We have responded to HEE’s consultation on Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future – a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027.

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02 March 2018

NHSCC response to the Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision Green Paper

We have responded to the Department of Health and Department for Education’s ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper’ consultation. The paper suggests a new approach to providing high-quality mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, linked to their school or college.

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