Policy briefings and publications

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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Checklist for recruiting CCG lay members

26 June 2017

We have published a checklist to support CCGs with recruiting lay members. Aimed at CCG chairs, members of the CCG governing body and lay members, the checklist provides a series of questions that can be asked to start conversations about both recruitment and succession planning.

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Infographic: The shrinking value of the commissioning pound

13 June 2017

We have published an infographic showing how rising inflation, along with a growing population, means that while on paper the funds allocated to CCGs are going up, in reality the value of the CCG pound is shrinking.

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Supporting strategic commissioning: Collaborative working between CCGs and AHSNs

25 May 2017

NHSCC and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have published a joint report  Supporting strategic commissioning: Collaborative working between CCGs and AHSNs. This report shows how collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs can bring positive benefits to local patients and populations.

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Excellence in commissioning diabetes care

27 April 2017

This publication showcases examples of where clinically led commissioning is changing the way diabetes care is commissioned and improving people’s lives. It also draws out lessons from those involved in the projects to share and embed for the future.

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Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning

14 December 2016

Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning demonstrates the positive contribution that clinical commissioners are making to their local economies. It showcases how clinical leaders in England’s core cities – the eight largest cities outside of London – are looking at how the services they commission can improve not only the health but social and economic wellbeing of their populations.

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Lessons in leadership from women clinical commissioners

07 December 2016

Lessons in leadership from women clinical commissioners provides advice based on the experience of women CCG leaders at the top of their careers. It includes practical examples from these women on the skills, values, and behaviours that helped them to succeed in their own roles, as well as tips on supporting the next generation of female clinical commissioning leaders.

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