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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 Standard Contract deeds of variations now available

As in previous years, all commissioners and providers are required to vary all contracts, which will run on beyond 31 March 2013 in order to incorporate policy requirements for the coming commissioning year. For the year 2013/14 these policy requirements are those set out in the NHS Commissioning Board’s publication Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients […]

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2013/14 NHS Standard Contract published

The 2013/14 NHS Standard Contract has been published today by the NHS Commissioning Board. The contract is for use by commissioners when commissioning healthcare services (other than those commissioned under primary care contracts) and is adaptable for use for a broad range of services and delivery models. It reflects the requirements set out in Everyone […]

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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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Sir Bruce Keogh to lead review of urgent and emergency services in England

The NHS Commissioning Board today announces that it is to review the model of urgent and emergency services in England. The review, led by Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, will set out proposals for the best way of organising care to meet the needs of patients. The review team will work with clinical commissioning groups […]

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Additional planning guidance documents published

Today the NHS Commissioning Board has published a number of documents to further support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the wider NHS in planning for 2013/14. These documents follow the publication earlier this week of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 which outlined the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from […]

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Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) today pledges to drive a revolution for patients, offering the public more information about quality of care and giving them greater control of their health. Publishing its planning guidance for 2013/14, the NHS CB aims to help local clinicians deliver more responsive health services, focused on improving outcomes for […]

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