Bulletin for CCGs

CCG Bulletin: Issue 91

Publications gateway number: 03841 Featured Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) programme: data collection NHS England is leading a Department of Health funded project to backfill 12 Violence Reduction Nurses, to work one day a week during 2015/16. Nurses will promote data gathering on violence-related admissions within their trust and support up to 20 others across […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 86

Publications gateway number: 03569 Featured Primary care co-commissioning: approvals process and key dates NHS England has published further information regarding the application process and key dates for CCGs who wish to apply in 2015/16 to assume new delegated and joint commissioning arrangements. The deadline for applications by CCGs for fully delegated commissioning of primary care in […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 85

Publications gateway number: 03511 Featured Personal health budgets: renewed support for CCGs NHS England is offering a renewed support programme for CCGs and their local partners, to help develop local personal health budget offers in line with the CCGs priorities and circumstances. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Transformation Plans: interim guidance A letter […]

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CCG bulletin – Issue 84

Featured Message to NHS staff from Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP Jeremy Hunt MP has written a message to all staff outlining his priorities for health and social care on his reappointment as Secretary of State for Health. For action GP indemnity: winter measures scheme NHS England has issued a template for CCGs who wish to […]

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CCG bulletin – Issue 83

Featured NHS e-Referral Service: launch and webinars The new NHS e-Referral Service, which replaces Choose and Book, will go live on 15 June 2015. CCGs are asked to ensure that the relevant people within their organisations support the communication of important messages about the new service to users of Choose and Book. Further information is […]

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CCG bulletin – Issue 82

Featured Primary care co-commissioning: committee chairs for joint and delegated arrangements CCGs are reminded of guidance issued on 6 March relating to the importance of making local arrangements to manage potential conflicts of interest under joint and delegated arrangements. As part of these arrangements, and in accordance with NHS England guidance, CCGs need to carefully […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 81

Publications gateway number: 03361 Featured New framework to assure CCGs The new Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) assurance framework for 2015/16 has been published. The new framework describes the assurance process which supports CCGs to commission safe, high quality and cost effective services for patients. It includes a strengthened focus on a CCG’s performance in delivering […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 80

Publications gateway number: 03275 Featured Primary Care Co-Commissioning delegation agreement The delegation agreement between NHS England and CCGs approved to take on delegated responsibility for primary medical services has now been circulated. Slides from the recent co-commissioning webinar include an overview of the agreement. NHS England appreciates that the timeframe for returning the delegation agreement is […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 79

Featured Primary care co-commissioning: joint commissioning outcomes NHS England has announced those CCGs that will take on joint commissioning of primary medical services with NHS England from 1 April, subject to constitutional amendments being made and the Terms of Reference being signed. In addition, a policy note providing clarity on arrangements for setting up joint committees has […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 78

Publications gateway number: 03062 Featured Guidance on new mental health standards published NHS England has set out guidance for how new access and waiting time standards for mental health services are to be introduced in 2015/16. The guidance explains the case for change in four key areas and sets out the expectations of local commissioners […]

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