commissioning

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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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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Primary Care Transformation Fund promises major upgrades to GP premises

The next phase of NHS England’s £1billion Primary Care Transformation Fund promises to deliver GP premises fit for the future so patients can access more services out of hospital and in their local communities. Proposed schemes can now span more than one year. This means bigger, more ambitious projects will be possible that will help […]

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NHS 111 opens new front door to improved urgent care

Delivery of NHS 111 and General Practice Out of Hours services are to be brought closer together to provide patients with a “new front door” to urgent health care services. The new service will offer patients improved access to a new 24/7 urgent clinical assessment, advice and treatment service – bringing together NHS 111, GP […]

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NHS England launches new framework for commissioning support services

NHS England has today (Thursday) announced the organisations that have been approved to join the new Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework, following a rigorous procurement process. The organisations from across the NHS and private sector have successfully met the tough quality and value for money tests to deliver the best support services to Clinical Commissioning […]

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NHS England publishes its commissioning intentions for prescribed specialised services

NHS England has today published details of its commissioning intentions for specialised services for 2015/16. The document, Commissioning Intentions 2015/16 for Prescribed Specialised Services serves as notice to all providers of specialised services in England of changes and priorities for the coming year for the specialised services to be commissioned by NHS England, as well as […]

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Commissioning for improved outcomes – Dr Paul Husselbee

Dr Paul Husselbee, Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Southend CCG introduces a narrative from and for clinical commissioners about the challenges and opportunities within outcome-based commissioning: The NHS and local commissioners across England face enormous challenges – how to deliver better for less; how to protect the fundamental principle of universal healthcare free at the […]

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Joint report on commissioning obesity services published

A  report recommending greater clarity around how obesity care in England is commissioned in the future has been published – Report of the working group into: Joined up clinical pathways for obesity. It aims to support more equitable access to obesity and weight management services, including obesity surgery, across the country. NHS England and Public […]

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NHS England expands its innovative Commissioning through Evaluation programme

NHS England has expanded its £16.9 million Commissioning through Evaluation programme, to enable more patients to access treatments and technologies which are not currently routinely commissioned by the NHS. Specialist hospitals are being invited to submit expressions of interest to take part in four new schemes. For more details see our Commissioning through Evaluation pages.

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