direct commissioning

NHS England publishes new clinical commissioning policies and policy statements for specialised commissioning

NHS England has today published the following clinical commissioning policies and policy statements, in support of its role as the direct commissioner of specialised services: D05/P/f Clinical commissioning policy: Stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy for glomus tumours D05/P/g Clinical commissioning policy: Radiosurgery/radiotherapy for cavernous venous malformations D05/PS/a Clinical commissioning policy statement: Stereotactic radiosurgery, radiotherapy for ocular melanoma and […]

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Fundamental Review of Allocations Policy – workshops to be held in September 2013 to inform future resource allocations

NHS England is currently reviewing the local allocation of resources across the full range of its responsibilities, covering both allocations to CCGs and the budgets available for direct commissioning functions in area teams. As part of the review process, we will be holding four regional workshops for CCGs, CSUs, NHS England and other stakeholders to […]

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Dedicated web pages launched for 74 specialised services Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs)

NHS England has today launched a series of web pages dedicated to each of the 74 specialised services Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs). CRGs cover the full range of specialised services and are responsible for providing NHS England with clinical advice regarding these directly commissioned services. The CRGs are made up of clinicians, commissioners, Public Health […]

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NHS England publishes generic commissioning policies

NHS England has published a number of interim generic policies, ensuring fair and consistent decision-making across its direct commissioning function. The 14 policies cover all aspects of NHS England’s direct commissioning responsibilities including specialised services, primary care, screening, military and offender health. The policies, agreed by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG), set out NHS […]

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New operating model for armed forces health care IT services

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document setting out how the management of IT systems will be organised for health care for armed forces and their families. Securing excellence in IT services: Operating model for armed forces and their families health services provides a system which ensures the safe transfer of armed […]

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Offender health care IT services: Operating model published

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document setting out how the management of IT systems will be organised for offender health care from April 2013. Securing Excellence in IT Services Operating model for offender health care provides a system which ensures the safe transfer of offender health IT from primary care […]

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Direct Commissioning: planning guidance document published

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document which supports the planning for Direct Commissioning responsibilities for 2013/14. Supporting planning for 2013/14 for Direct Commissioning follows the publication of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 which outlined the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from April 2013 – […]

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