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New specialised commissioning draft service specifications and a clinical policy added to the consultation
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has added seven new draft service specifications and a further clinical policy for specialised commissioning to its consultation. The consultation period for these new additions will run from 11 January to 22 February 2013. The service specifications and clinical commissioning policies are important in clearly defining what the NHS […]
Specialised services commissioning: 2013 Clinical Reference Group membership The NHS Commissioning Board has opened registration for membership of the 2013 Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) which support directly commissioned specialised services. Recruitment is currently open for chairs and clinical members. Further recruitment of non-clinical members will follow shortly. The closing date for applications for the role […]
On 3 April 2014 NHS England published Securing Excellence in GP IT Services: Operating model for 2014-16 an updated operating model to ‘Securing Excellence in GP IT Services’. The updated document sets out plans for how more than £230million in funding will be used to ensure all GP practices across England have high quality IT […]
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 […]
Today we are announcing the introduction of Operational Delivery Networks which will complement the newly created Strategic Clinical Networks. Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) will cover areas such as neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, burns and trauma and are focussed on coordinating patient pathways between providers over a wide area to ensure access to specialist […]
Communications assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lee Rayner created a video to raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccinations and encourage all staff to get the inoculation to help protect patients and visitors and help to ensure services run smoothly and efficiently throughout the winter months. But what he did was […]
In November 2012, the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) announced that it was to change its name to the Personal, Fair and Diverse Council in response to the Council’s new responsibilities for health inequalities and human rights as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Feedback is important to us and we […]
You can see the agenda and papers for the meeting. The board meeting was broadcast live as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can view a recording of each agenda items below: Parts one and three Part four Part five Part six Part seven Part eight Part nine Parts ten […]
The next steps and outputs from the launch event of the NHS Commissioning Assembly are being made available today. The NHS Commissioning Assembly is the community of leaders for NHS commissioning; the ‘one team’ which will deliver better outcomes for patients. It has been set up to create shared leadership nationally and locally; co-produce national […]
NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has announced a review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services. Led by National Clinical Director for Pathology, Dr Ian Barnes, the review will scrutinise NHS arrangements for the oversight and safeguards of laboratory testing. The review will bring together experts in the field to explore how Quality […]