CCG development events bite size sessions covered a wide range of topics including include: Authorisation, Collaborative commissioning, Engaging CCGs, Equality and diversity, Health inequalities, Intelligent customers for commissioning support, Involving patients, Public health, Specialised commissioning, Working with foundation trusts, Improving quality in primary care.
Background reading from 2009 which sets out good practice in engagement.
The Health Inequalities National Support Team (HINST) offered support to 70 areas formerly known as spearheads (the 20% of areas in England with the poorest health and greatest disadvantage), plus a dozen other areas who also experienced high levels of deprivation and had high mortality rates from cardiovascular disease. The programme finished work in March 2011 and published its key outputs which distil the learning from the programme for the benefit of local commissioners and providers.
The documents, guides and tools highlight ways of improving outcomes, especially for patients and communities who often experience the poorest health and premature death. The materials are highly practical, many illustrated with tangible examples of improvements made in local areas, as well as providing a step-by-step checklist of how to take certain approaches and initiatives forward.
Local Healthwatch organisations are being introduced to give citizens greater influence over their local health and social care services, and to support individuals to access information about the increased choices available to them under the reforms. The paper provides more information about the policy
The report sets out a delivery agenda for spreading innovation at pace and scale throughout the NHS. This report requires all NHS organisations to build the actions set out into their planning processes, for 2012/13.
Information about health research from the National Institute for Health Research, the goal of which is to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
Guidance for PCT clusters and CCGs on national priorities and process.
The constitution brings together in one place details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the NHS. It also explains what individuals can do to help support the NHS, help it work effectively, and help ensure that its resources are used responsibly.
Principles and rules for co-operation and competition, July 2010. This document sets out revised principles and rules for co-operation and competition in commissioning and provision of NHS services.
A tool to help CCGs identify their development needs from which to build their OD plan. Refreshed June 2012.
The Government’s health white paper. Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS.
This document is intended as an introduction for professionals and managers in primary care who want to gain an understanding of the new world of ‘Liberating the NHS’ and as a practical guide for those who wish to be involved in the development of the exciting opportunities presented by the changes. Commissioning is complex and challenging at the best of times but in this fiscal environment requires expert commissioners to utilise all the levers at their disposal. This document will help you achieve these aims.
NAPC GP Commissioning Resource website
Bringing together news and resources to aid in the commissioning of health and care services.
The Code of Practice contains guidance on the deprivation of liberty safeguards. It is particularly intended to provide guidance for professionals involved in administering and delivering the safeguards, who are under a duty to have regard to the Code.
Supplement to the code of practice which includes the deprivation of liberty safeguards.