Bulletin for CCGs

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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CCG Bulletin: Issue 77

Publications gateway number: 02982 Featured Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework now live The Lead Provider Framework is now live and ready for use by CCGs and other commissioners to buy any combination of support services from. The range of organisations that have met the demanding quality and value for money thresholds include a combination of […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 76

Publications gateway number: 02912 Featured NHS England’s Medical Director launches global search for healthcare innovations Sir Bruce Keogh has launched the NHS Innovation Accelerator, a new programme inviting healthcare pioneers from around the world to bring their most cutting edge innovations to the NHS. Run in partnership with the Health Foundation and UCL Partners, the […]

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CCG Bulletin: Issue 75

Publications gateway number: 02847 Model specification for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: targeted and specialist services A new model Targeted and Specialist (Tier 2/3) specification has been published for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This builds on previous sample specifications and will support commissioners of targeted and specialist services (Tiers 2 and 3). […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 74, 19 December 2014

Publications gateway number: 02786 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Featured: 2015/16 NHS Planning Guidance Allocation of resources 2015/16 Primary Care Co-commissioning Eight CCG-led pilots announced to lead innovation in children’s mental health More mental health teams to be based at police stations and courts For action: New process for proposals to […]

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