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Technical Guide to determination of revenue allocations to CCGs and commissioning areas for 2016-17 to 2020-21

The Technical Guide to Allocation Formulae and Pace of Change for 2016-17 to 2020-21 revenue allocations to Clinical Commissioning Groups and commissioning areas has now been published. The technical guide sets out the methodology and actual calculation of the allocations which were agreed at the 17 December 2015 NHS England Board meeting and published on […]

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New CCG improvement and assessment framework launched today

NHS England has today launched a new Improvement and Assessment Framework for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which will include ratings published online to show patients how their local health service is performing in six important areas. From June, an initial assessment of CCG performance will be available online that will cover six crucial areas including […]

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NHS England takes robust action on conflicts of interest

NHS England is today unveiling a comprehensive package of measures aimed at clamping down on conflicts of interest and ensuring the NHS is one of the leading healthcare organisations in the world in tackling such issues. The plans are designed to bring a stronger, more consistent approach to managing potential and existing conflicts of interest […]

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More CCGs set to take on commissioning of GP services

NHS England is today announcing that another 52 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been authorised to take on delegated responsibility for commissioning GP services. Delegated commissioning gives CCGs further opportunities to improve out-of-hospital services. It will support the development of the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View and provides further opportunities to develop commissioning based on improved […]

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Durham’s Just Beat It scheme to stop 1,000 a year developing diabetes

A thousand people every year in Durham will be offered a chance to change their lives and avoid developing Type 2 diabetes in a new scheme to target people at high risk. The Just Beat It programme sees people offered long term help with diet and high intensity exercise to reduce their chances of getting […]

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New guidelines to drive improvement in orthotic services

Patients in England should be able to expect greater quality and consistency in orthotic services in the future thanks to the results of a national review. NHS England has today (Thursday 19 November) issued a call for local commissioners to improve how vital ortheses are provided, alongside a suite of guidance and resources to help […]

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NHS England releases new framework to assure CCGs

The new Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) assurance framework for 2015/16 has been published today. CCGs were established on 1 April 2013 and are clinically-led statutory bodies that commission local healthcare services. The new framework describes the assurance process which supports CCGs to commission safe, high quality and cost effective services for patients. It includes a […]

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CCGs approved for joint commissioning of GP services

Over a third of GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country have been approved to jointly commission GP services with NHS England, it has been announced today. This follows the announcement last week of the first CCGs approved to take on greater delegated responsibility for GP services and means that from 1 April, over […]

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NHS England and Monitor set out new tariff option for providers for 2015/16

Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England and David Bennett, CEO of Monitor have today written to  providers of NHS-funded services setting out a new enhanced tariff option for 2015-16. It is worth up to £500m more to providers than the original package that was consulted on last November, which was prior to extra funding being […]

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