Policy briefings and publications

Member briefing: The use and supply of PPE in primary care

02 April 2020

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This joint briefing by NHSCC and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network highlights the key points for primary care from guidance published on 2 April 2020 which clarifies the type of PPE required for different circumstances.

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Member briefing: How CCGs can support their Primary Care Networks and practices in light of Covid-19

20 March 2020

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This briefing, aimed at CCGs and PCN clinical directors, outlines the actions CCGs should be taking as part of their planning for primary care in the coming weeks and months, at both PCN and general practice level.

This briefing reflects the guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement, as well as feedback from members of NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network.

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NHSCC Impact Report 2020

17 February 2020

NHSCC’s Impact Report 2020 looks back at some of the highlights of the work we have done with and for our members in 2019/20.

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Advancing population health management

13 February 2020

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This report brings together population health management stories from ten different areas of England – led by clinical commissioners – to demonstrate the progress that has been already been made in advancing this approach to healthcare, and what more will need to be done.

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New tool to support conversations about CCG mergers with local government

18 December 2019

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NHS Clinical Commissioners and Local Government Association have developed an interactive discussion guide to assist CCGs and local government colleagues to have open conversations and identify any issues that may arise.

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The changing face of clinical commissioning

23 May 2019

The changing face of clinical commissioning showcases the unique perspective brought by clinical commissioners – the clinical expertise, collaborative working with provider and local government colleagues, and an understanding of the population’s needs in the system in which they operate – and argues that these are essential components to developing integrated services that are fit for purpose and get the best value for each NHS pound.

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NHSCC's position on public health commissioning

11 April 2019

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

22 January 2019

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

14 December 2018

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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Be the change: ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care

03 October 2018

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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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