Policy briefings and publications

Response Time and Transporting People in Mental Health Crisis: Submission to the Independent Mental Health Act Review

19 April 2018

This submission is based on joint work between NHSCC’s member networks The National Ambulance Commissioners Network and the Mental Health Commissioners Network; and  the Association for Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), the College of Paramedics, and NHS Pathways.  It focuses on the response time and transportation of people in mental health crisis.

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Learning from the vanguards: Briefing series

31 January 2018

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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NHS continuing healthcare: Effective commissioning approaches

25 January 2018

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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Making strategic commissioning work: Lessons from home and away

14 December 2017

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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Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members

28 November 2017

We have produced a checklist to support CCGs with professional development of lay members.

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Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change

28 November 2017

Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change is a joint publication from NHSCC, NHS England and NHS Improvement. It summarises discussions held at two events held in September and October 2017 that brought together  more than 200 CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs).

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Of primary importance: Commissioning mental health services in primary care

12 October 2017

Of primary importance: Commissioning mental health services in primary care  showcases programmes that are embedding mental health in primary care and draws out advice from the commissioners and practitioners involved in their development and delivery. 

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Steering towards strategic commissioning

27 September 2017

Clinical commissioners are playing a key role as architects of the changing health and care landscape. This publication sets out CCGs’ vision for the future and what they need to get there at pace so they can deliver more for patients.

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New care models: harnessing technology

11 September 2017

Rising demand for services, constrained funding and a multitude of workforce challenges require us to think differently about the way we deliver health and care services to meet people’s needs and expectations.

This report from NHSCC, NHS Confederation, NHS Providers,  and the Local Government Association, explores how digital tools are a key part of the answer to this set of challenges, and demonstrates how technology has the potential to revolutionise the way health and care is delivered.

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Checklist for induction and training of lay members

06 September 2017

We have produced a checklist to support CCGs with induction and training of lay members. This looks at induction, mentoring and buddying, networking and ongoing and further training.

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