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Capability to develop a consensus to improve quality, patient experience and value, in line with the JSNA and with reference to local population needs and service utilisation trends

These products will be of help to individual leaders, senior teams and extended teams:

National Reporting and learning service

Practical information, tools and support to improve patient safety.

Early Warning Systems in the NHS Review of early warning systems in the NHS, National Quality Board Feb 2010

National Quality Board review of the systems and processes in place for the NHS for safeguarding quality and preventing serious failures. The report sets out how the system should work in the future in order to prevent serious failures in quality. Pages 36-37 set out the commissioner responsibilities.

JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies, draft guidance

Draft guidance on the roles for clinical commissioning groups and their partners in refreshing the JSNA and developing the joint health and wellbeing strategies.  Published Jan 2012 for views.

Commissioning Intelligence supporting information

This information describes the CISAT tool (below) and its benefits pre- and post authorisation.  It also provides helpful links to further sources of information.

The Commissioning Intelligence Self- Assessment Tool (CISAT)

The Commissioning Intelligence Self- Assessment Tool (CISAT), has been designed to help CCGs to:

  • understand how commissioning intelligence can be used to improve outcomes
  • identify any gaps in current provision and create a development plan to address these shortfalls
  • identify the commissioning intelligence services that they may then wish to procure

NHS Institute’s: fundamentals of commissioning safe care

Prepare to take responsibility for improving the safety of care in their providers and across the local system in this half-day workshop. Improve the culture and systems for detecting and responding to safety deficits in and between providers. Develop a strategic plan for understanding, measuring and improving patient safety.

NHS Institute’s Finding waste in your pathways

Use powerful lean tools to begin mapping your key patient pathways and finding opportunities to remove waste. Highly flexible, one-day workshop for leaders, which can include patients, carers and providers.

RCGP’s Commissioning integrated urgent and emergency care

This guidance from the RCGP considers urgent and emergency care and gives an overview of the key issues for those commissioning urgent and emergency care services.

CCG authorisation – self certification information pack

Information to support applicant CCGs in making declarations of compliance.  Commissioning Support is on page 17

Book icon - shows that the resource is something to readThe Commissioning Intelligence Self- Assessment Tool (CISAT)

This short document describes the CISAT tool and its benefits pre- and post authorisation.  It also provides helpful links to further sources of information.

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The Commissioning Intelligence Self- Assessment Tool (CISAT)

The Commissioning Intelligence Self- Assessment Tool (CISAT), has been designed to help CCGs to:-

  • understand how commissioning intelligence can be used to improve outcomes
  • identify any gaps in current provision and create a development plan to address these shortfalls
  • identify the commissioning intelligence services that they may then wish to procure

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NHS Alliance Commissioning Academy: Practical needs assessment

Practical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a systematic method for reviewing the health issues facing a population, leading to agreed priorities and resource allocation that will inform commissioning decisions and ultimately lead to improved health and reduced inequalities. PNA will be key in relation to the development of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) that GP Commissioning Consortia (GPCC) will need to engage in, with their Local Authority colleagues. The purpose of this module is to provide practical assistance to everyone engaged in undertaking PNAs, including GP commissioners, public health specialists, local government and the voluntary and community sectors.

Building icon - shows that the resource is something to attendNHS Alliance Commissioning Academy: Managing long term conditions

This module will cover different approaches to commissioning for long term conditions, ranging from single-speciality GPSI clinics to fully integrated services covering health and social care, self management and prevention. In addition, the interface between primary care as providers and commissioners in relation to LTC will be explored.

Building icon - shows that the resource is something to attendNHS Alliance Commissioning Academy: Developing successful business cases

Following participation in this module you will have a much clearer understanding about how to construct a successful business case both from a commissioning and provision perspective. You will understand how to maximise support for your ideas by linking your case to the essential must do’s and will understand how to successfully navigate your way through the commissioning outcomes framework.

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Commissioning Maternity Services: A Resource Pack to support Clinical Commissioning Groups. July 2012

This Maternity Resource Pack sets out a framework for the commissioning of the discrete set of maternity services provided by acute trusts – essentially obstetric and midwifery care across the antenatal, intrapartum and immediate postnatal periods. It focuses on outcomes and brings together existing service specifications, benchmarking templates and other resources, enabling CCGs to spend more time having informed discussions with providers about service delivery and redesign and focusing on matters that will make the most difference to women and families.

  Leading Innovation

The attached flyers are for 2 day workshops, run on non-consecutive days by Ashridge Business School primarily for those CCG leaders who have gone through an assessment centre and want to develop aspects of their leadership. However, availability has been widened to include those, for example, who are involved in leading clinical redesign work in a CCG for a least 2 sessions a week, although priority will be given to CCG leaders who have gone through the assessment process.

The workshop dates are currently for London with others being planned in other parts of the country. The venue details are available on booking.

Getting Ready for 2013-Knowledge Transfer for Clinical Commissioning Groups: NHS Continuing Healthcare, NHS funded Nursing Care and Personal Health Budgets

CCGs will be legally responsible from 1st April 2013 for undertaking this assessment process which is prescribed by the Department of Health and underpinned by legislation and must be consistently applied throughout England.

NHS CHC is an area of £2bn spend and covers health and social care needs for very vulnerable people.

NHS North of England has prepared a helpful set of slides as part of an overall pack of briefing slides for CCGs. In essence the slides set out

  • An overview and why this is an issue for CCGs and CCG responsibilities
  • An outline of the policy context
  • An outline of what CCGs will inherit ( which is important for NHS CHC as individuals can ask for their case to be looked at back to 2004)
  • Whether there will be any policy changes after 2013 ( none in the case of NHS CHC)
  • Key performance issues- (consistency in access is key to NHS CHC)
  • What CCGs need to be able to deliver on NHS CHC from April 1st 2012-09-03
  • Links to commissioning support; NHS Commissioning Board and Local Authorities
  • The work needed now to be legally compliant for 1st April 2012

The pack lists NHS CHC leads in each of the SHA areas.

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