commissioning

NHS England publishes its commissioning intentions for prescribed specialised services

NHS England has today published details of its commissioning intentions for specialised services for 2015/16. The document, Commissioning Intentions 2015/16 for Prescribed Specialised Services serves as notice to all providers of specialised services in England of changes and priorities for the coming year for the specialised services to be commissioned by NHS England, as well as […]

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Commissioning for improved outcomes – Dr Paul Husselbee

Dr Paul Husselbee, Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Southend CCG introduces a narrative from and for clinical commissioners about the challenges and opportunities within outcome-based commissioning: The NHS and local commissioners across England face enormous challenges – how to deliver better for less; how to protect the fundamental principle of universal healthcare free at the […]

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Joint report on commissioning obesity services published

A  report recommending greater clarity around how obesity care in England is commissioned in the future has been published – Report of the working group into: Joined up clinical pathways for obesity. It aims to support more equitable access to obesity and weight management services, including obesity surgery, across the country. NHS England and Public […]

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NHS England expands its innovative Commissioning through Evaluation programme

NHS England has expanded its £16.9 million Commissioning through Evaluation programme, to enable more patients to access treatments and technologies which are not currently routinely commissioned by the NHS. Specialist hospitals are being invited to submit expressions of interest to take part in four new schemes. For more details see our Commissioning through Evaluation pages.

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NHS England’s response to today’s front page story in the Independent

In response to today’s front page story in the Independent, James Palmer, Clinical Director of Specialised Services at NHS England, said: “We are determined to work constructively with patients and to take evidence-based decisions having listened with care to the views of all parties. “It is completely wrong to suggest we are being unduly influenced […]

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Bulletin for CCGs: Issue 52, 06 February 2014

Gateway reference number: 01138   Download the bulletin as a PDF   Contents   Reminder: Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund – expressions of interest by 14 February NHS Commissioning Assembly News: Free passes for Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014 Task and finish group update Working group update Submit your examples of good practice to the […]

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NHS England publishes Planning Guidance for commissioners

NHS England has published a bold framework within which commissioners will need to work with providers and partners in local government to develop strong, robust and ambitious five year plans to secure the continuity of sustainable high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19 describes […]

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NHS England sets out how it will assure commissioners are best meeting the needs of local people

NHS England has today published assurance frameworks for CCGs and direct commissioners. The frameworks set out how NHS England will assure that CCGs and NHS England’s own direct commissioning functions – which include primary care, specialised services, health screening and immunisation services, services for members of the armed forces and health and justice services – […]

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NHS England announces hospitals chosen to take part in new initiative aimed at increasing access to radiotherapy

NHS England has announced the list of provider hospitals chosen to take part in a new £4.8 million initiative, aimed at increasing access to specialist radiotherapy services. The 10 centres will provide Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT) to around 220 patients a year as part of a time-limited programme called ‘Commissioning through Evaluation’. The successful centres […]

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NHS England publishes interim protocol for gender identity services

NHS England has today published an Interim Gender Protocol for the purpose of addressing the significant variations in equity of access currently experienced by patients using gender identity services across England. The protocol aims to achieve national consistency in the commissioning of these services, and is the culmination of extensive work to adapt the NHS […]

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