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CCGs approved for joint commissioning of GP services

Over a third of GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country have been approved to jointly commission GP services with NHS England, it has been announced today. This follows the announcement last week of the first CCGs approved to take on greater delegated responsibility for GP services and means that from 1 April, over […]

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NHS England and Monitor set out new tariff option for providers for 2015/16

Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England and David Bennett, CEO of Monitor have today written to  providers of NHS-funded services setting out a new enhanced tariff option for 2015-16. It is worth up to £500m more to providers than the original package that was consulted on last November, which was prior to extra funding being […]

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First CCGs set take on commissioning of GP services

NHS England has approved the first set of GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that will take on responsibility for commissioning the majority of GP services from April this year. *64 CCGs across the country have been approved to take on greater ‘delegated’ commissioning responsibility for GP services with the possibility that others may follow. This […]

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Dementia ‘ambassador’ meets CCGs to explore barriers

An NHS ambassador aiming to help increase the diagnosis rate of people with dementia and provide the post diagnostic support is to meet 21 CCGs to help explore challenges to diagnosis. By the end of January Dr Dan Harwood, Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a Dementia Ambassador for the London area for NHS […]

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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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NHS England publishes allocation of commissioning resources for 2015/16

Following this week’s (17 December) Board meeting, NHS England has today published the clinical commissioning group (CCG) and primary care allocations for 2015-16 and the notional split to CCG level to support the primary care co-commissioning agenda and the notional specialised commissioning balance by CCG for 2015-16. The allocations include the recently announced £1.98bn of […]

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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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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 73, 04 December 2014

Publications Gateway number: 02698 Download a PDF of the bulletin.   Contents   Strategic issues: NHS Standard Contract 2015/16 Operational issues – for action: Local Crisis Declarations – sign up by 15 December CSC Local Service Provider Contract transition to GPSoC framework – survey open The use of Fluenz in Muslim communities Primary Care Digital […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 72, 20 November 2014

Gateway reference number: 02543 Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents Strategic issues: Getting the best from the Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework (LPF) NHS Planning Timetable for 2015/16 Next steps towards primary care co-commissioning document published and additional regional event available Operational issues – for action: Sir Bruce Keogh, Jane Cummings and Dr […]

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Commissioning for Value: A second comprehensive data pack for CCGs

The Pathways on a Page packs released today are the latest in a series of Commissioning for Value support offers for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The first packs – published in October 2013 – contained information on a range of improvement opportunities, helping each CCG identify where it could focus its efforts, by comparing spend […]

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