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Opportunities for action around hypertension highlighted with new resource

A new blood pressure resource for primary care practitioners and local authorities has been developed. The resource, entitled ‘Blood Pressure – How Can We Do Better?‘ highlights the national picture around high blood pressure and also breaks down the data into tailored packs for every CCG, highlighting local opportunities for improvement It was developed by […]

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First CCGs set take on commissioning of GP services

NHS England has approved the first set of GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that will take on responsibility for commissioning the majority of GP services from April this year. *64 CCGs across the country have been approved to take on greater ‘delegated’ commissioning responsibility for GP services with the possibility that others may follow. This […]

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NHS England’s Chief Executive celebrates CCG’s achievements

Simon Stevens has praised CCGs for the huge progress they’ve made in their first operational year in a speech to the Commissioning Assembly. Addressing CCG leaders and other health professionals he commended them on how far they’d come on engaging with key stakeholders and patient groups and taking their opinions on board when commissioning healthcare […]

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Help us develop good governance

NHS England has appealed to Clinical Commissioning Groups to give their views on what good governance looks like. Currently work is going on with the Good Governance Institute (GGI) to support CCGs on developing good governance arrangements which their member practices and local community have confidence in, and to help achieve the desired outcomes for […]

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How do we solve the problem in Liverpool? – Dr Nadim Fazlani

With poor health outcomes, positive patient experience and flat line funding, the problem in Liverpool is complex. Dr Nadim Fazlani, Chair of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and the NHS Commissioning Assembly Clinical Commissioning Group Development Working Group, says a multifaceted approach is needed.     I often hear the phrase ‘it is complex’ and on asking what […]

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A further 46 CCGs make significant progress in clearing conditions and directions in the post Authorisation process

NHS England is delighted to report significant progress in the first post-authorisation review of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which had conditions and directions placed on them. The hard work of the CCGs working with NHS England has proved so successful that a further 46 CCGs have fully discharged their conditions and directions, meaning they’ve satisfied […]

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NHS England’s ‘ways of working’ with CCGs launched

NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), as the independent collective voice of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and its representative body, have been working together to co-produce ways of working that support CCGs and NHS England. The ways of working flow from NHS England’s vision and purpose and are integral to the way NHS England […]

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GP-led groups ready to take charge of NHS budgets in every community in England

NHS Commissioning Board establishes fourth and final wave of clinical commissioning groups. New clinical commissioning system is set up across England and all 211 new organisations ready to take up their statutory responsibilities on behalf of local communities. Local clinicians have been given the go-ahead to take control of the NHS budget in all of […]

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62 new clinical commissioning groups given green light to take control of NHS budgets

NHS Commissioning Board authorises third wave of clinical commissioning groups, taking the total to 163, serving 42 million people Local clinicians have now been given the green light to take control of the NHS budget in more than three quarters of England’s local health communities. The NHS Commissioning Board has authorised 62 more clinical commissioning […]

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