Policy briefings and publications

Member briefing: Our action for you on the proposals outlined in the Integration and Innovation white paper

01 April 2021

This briefing sets out the influencing work we are undertaking on behalf of our members in response to the legislative proposals set out in the white paper.

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Impact Report 2021

04 March 2021

NHSCC’s Impact Report 2021 looks back at some of the highlights of the work we have done with and for our members in 2020/21.

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Localising decision making: a guide to support effective working across neighbourhood, place and system

08 January 2021

This guide has been produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to provide key prompts and actions for local leaders to promote strong localised decision making across health and local government.

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Member briefing: Understanding long COVID

02 December 2020

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This briefing from the NHS Confederation provides an overview of what is currently known about long COVID, including the symptoms, incidence among people who have been infected with COVID-19 and how the government and NHS are responding.

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CCG mergers: How clinical commissioning groups and local government can work together

04 September 2020

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 during the CCG merger process. Updated for the 2020/21 merger process.

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Member briefing: Creating a new normal for CCG business as usual - preparing for system by default in 2020/21

28 August 2020

NHSCC has developed a tool to help commissioners capitalise on the recent opportunities for improved system working as they review their core functions in light of the next phase of the COVID response.

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Looking forward: How the mental health system will model and meet the demand

05 August 2020

A briefing looking what the future demand is likely to be for mental health services as a result of the pandemic, and what priorities for the NHS will be and the funding available to deliver this going forward.  This follows a joint webinar hosted by the Mental Health Commissioners Network and the Mental Health Network.

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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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