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CCGs urged to tackle backlogs at eye health summit

Commissioners must help “radically redesign” eye health services for the benefit of patients, the first-ever NHS eye health summit was told last week. CCGs at the “Demand and Capacity” conference heard that the need for change was now “critical”. Eye health leaders warned that inaction could have far-reaching social and economic consequences. National Head of […]

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New packs will give real value to patients – Professor Matthew Cripps

NHS RightCare has today published the last four in its set of Commissioning for Value (CFV) packs for CCGs to help them identify the best opportunities for improving value for their populations. The focus packs – on Cancer and Tumours; Mental Health and Dementia; Maternity and Early Years; and Musculoskeletal, Trauma and Injuries – are […]

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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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