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NHS England » Good practice guide to major service change published

NHS England » Good practice guide to major service change published | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
High quality care for all, now and for future generations
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Health on the high street: rethinking the role of community pharmacy

Health on the high street: rethinking the role of community pharmacy | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
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The NHS has historically undervalued the role that community pharmacy can play in improving and maintaining the public’s health.

 

This paper from the NHS Confederation discusses how best public health services might be commissioned from community pharmacy within the new system architecture.

 

The paper outlines the recommendations of a task group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum.

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The Evolution of Clinical Commissioning: Learning From Local Experience | The Nuffield Trust & The Kings Fund

The Evolution of Clinical Commissioning: Learning From Local Experience | The Nuffield Trust & The Kings Fund | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
Read our report on assessing the impact and implementation of clinical commissioning groups on general practice, written jointly with The King's Fund.
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This report provides an overview of the development of clinical commissioning groups prior to formal launch in April 2013, plus an assessment of the opportunities and challenges ahead.  Useful additional resources, including video interviews with clinical commissioners.

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

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.
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Public & Private Spending – NHS Competition | The Nuffield Trust

Public & Private Spending – NHS Competition | The Nuffield Trust | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
Read our report on NHS competition, which examines the changing relationship between the funding and provision of health care by the public and private sectors.
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A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Nuffield Trust examining the changing relationship between the public and private sector in the provision of NHS funded care in the past decade.


Some useful interactive tools, including presenation slideshare with commentary fromt he report's authors.

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Enabling people to live well

Enabling people to live well | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
This report uses critical analysis, discussions with clinicians and patients, as well as ideas from development economics and social justice, to suggest fresh thinking about collaborative approaches to care for people with long-term conditions.
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This is the report of a research project undertaken by Professors Vikki Entwistle and Alan Cribb.

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critically analysed the ways that collaborative approaches are currently describedstarted to examine what goes on in practice when clinicians and patients work together in ways they appreciate as meaningfully collaborative.

The project used a combination of philosophical analysis and discussions with clinicians and patients experienced in collaborative approaches to managing long-term conditions.

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Interim CCG Assurance Framework published | NHS England

The Interim CCG Assurance Framework for 2013/14 published today will help NHS England, patients and the public identify how well Clinical Commissioning Groups are performing in their role as the commissioners of local health services.
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Home

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Welcome to the new home for the Engagement Cycle – a resource to help commissioners undertake meaningful patient and public engagement for maximum impact.

 

It was originally developed by InHealth Associates on behalf of the Department of Health and Croydon PCT six years ago, to help Primary Care Trusts engage patients and the public throughout the commissioning process. The Cycle was recently refreshed for the new commissioning environment by InHealth Associates and the NHS Institute and turned into an online resource. Thanks to the generosity of the NHS Institute, it is now being maintained here as a free resource to Clinical Commissioning Groups and others

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Old and new will bring value to the table - but not all need a seat at it

Old and new will bring value to the table - but not all need a seat at it | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
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New report from NHS Confederation:  Stronger together: how health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers

 

"Health and wellbeing boards should take advantage of the experience and connections of established providers of health and care-related services, as well as be open to innovative contributions from new ones if they want to be successful at improving the health outcomes of their communities, according to new report..."

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CCGs strain to hear voice of patients | Primary Care Commissioning

CCGs strain to hear voice of patients | Primary Care Commissioning | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
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The methodology here isn't perfect, but don't ignore the message that CCGs must get smart about how they bring the voice of the patient into the Boardroom and beyond to intelligently inform commissioning decisions.

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Patient Experience: 2012 Accident & Emergency Survey Results

Patient Experience: 2012 Accident & Emergency Survey Results | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it

Key findings of 2012 A&E Survey:

 

Patient experience of NHS A&E services decreased between 2008 and 2012. The overall score in 2012 was 75.4 out of 100, compared to 75.7 in 2008

 

There were falls in three of the five domain scores between 2008 and 2012. “Access and waiting” fell from 66.6 to 64.3, “Safe, high quality, coordinated care” fell from 75.1 to 74.5, and “Building closer relationships” fell from 81.3 to 80.8

 

There was an improved score in one domain: “Clean, comfortable, friendly place to be” increased from 81.4 in 2008 to 82.2 in 2012.

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Standards for board members and members of Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies in the NHS in England

Today we are publishing new Standards for members of NHS boards and CCG governing bodies in England. We were commissioned to develop these Standards by the Secretary of State for Health in July 2011, and submitted our final advice over the summer. The Standards, which apply to NHS England, cover three domains: personal behaviour, technical competence, and business practices, and put compassion and respect at the heart of NHS leadership.

The Standards were developed through extensive engagement with NHS board members, experts in leadership and management, and patients and the public. We also spoke to many organisations with an interest in the work, such as NHS Employers, the Institute for Healthcare Management, and the King’s Fund. From January to April 2012, we carried out a three-month public consultation, to which over 60 people and organisations responded. We also carried out a review of existing standards and guidance which is available in our Policy Review.

For more detailed information on the Standards and their development, including analysis of the consultation responses, please see our Advice to the Secretary of State for Health.

If you have any enquiries about the content or development of the Standards, please email policy@professionalstandards.org.uk. For other enquiries, including questions about implementation, please contact the Media Centre at the Department of Health

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NHS England > Learning Environment

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NHS England launches a new Learning Environment for CCGs.

 

THis includes a Directory of Support and a Learning Exchange.  The learning exchange provides the opportunity for peer to peer connectivity. This is a space where you can share your experience and learning with others facing similar challenges.

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NHS Commissioning Support – Role of Voluntary Sector | The Nuffield Trust

NHS Commissioning Support – Role of Voluntary Sector | The Nuffield Trust | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
Read our report on what role the voluntary sector can play in providing commissioning support to clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units.
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Transforming Participation in Health & Care. Guide for CCGs from NHS England

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NHS clinical commissioning groups draft code of governance & consultation

NHS clinical commissioning groups draft code of governance & consultation | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it

Recognising the governance challenges facing CCGs as they become established, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) has created a draft governance code to support clinicians in developing good governance arrangements, and to help build and maintain public trust in CCGs and the NHS as a whole.


ICSA has worked with an expert panel, chaired by Lord Hunt of Wirral (Chair of the Press Complaints Commission and the Lending Standard Board) who was formerly a regulatory law specialist from DAC Beachcroft, to shape the draft code. The panel represents all the specialities required within the governing body of a CCG and draws upon their experience of the NHS and effective governance.


To make sure the draft code is as practical and relevant as possible, ICSA is now seeking feedback through an expert review process from those working in the NHS and those with considerable knowledge of its governance challenges. ICSA’s aim is to produce a final code that has been developed for the health service by the health service, and CCGs’ input will be central to this.

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Who's Who in the Regions? | Regional Voices

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A great resource of who's who in the regions of England including CCGs, NHS England Area Teams, Commissioning Support Units, CQC, Health & Wellbeing Board representatives, Local Healthwatch and Public Health

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Inside Commissioning New Website: CCG analysis, case studies, profiles and opinion

Inside Commissioning New Website: CCG analysis, case studies, profiles and opinion | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
The latest thinking about clinical commissioning groups and NHS health and social care
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Inside Commissioning is a new website for a new era in the history of the NHS. Their aim is to showcase the latest thinking on redesigning the healthcare system to better fit the needs of patients, and the public, in the 21st century. They will bring together frontline commissioners from all backgrounds, to debate new ideas, help solve problems, and share good practice.

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Urgent and emergency care | The King's Fund

Urgent and emergency care | The King's Fund | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
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The urgent and emergency care system is under pressure, and performance on a number of important indicators, including the four-hour wait for accident and emergency (A&E) and ambulance handover targets, worsened during the winter and early part of 2013.


This has prompted a review of emergency care led by NHS England Medical Director, Bruce Keogh, and an inquiry by the Health Select Committee. NHS England has also announced that its local area teams are drawing up A&E recovery plans.

 

While the focus of attention has been the pressures felt by A&E services, there is no single cause or solution to this problem: the pressures are caused by issues across the health care system.

 

Here is a selection of The Kings Fund's policy research and analysis in this area.

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Transforming our health care system: Ten priorities for commissioners | The King's Fund

Transforming our health care system: Ten priorities for commissioners | The King's Fund | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it

This paper was originally published in March 2011. It has been updated to reflect the changes in the NHS from 1 April 2013

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Health care commissioners will need to deliver a sustainable system in the face of the most challenging financial and organisational environment seen in decades.

 

They must shift the current emphasis on acute and episodic care towards prevention, self-care and integrated and well co-ordinated care to cope with an aging population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases. And they will need to direct resources to the patients with greatest need and redress the 'inverse care law' by which those who need the most care often receive the least.

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Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set Consultation Launched by NICE

Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set Consultation Launched by NICE | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
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The Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS) (formerly known as the 'Commissioning Outcomes Framework' or 'COF') is an integral part of the NHS Commissioning Board's systematic approach to quality improvement. Its primary aim is to support and enable clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and health and wellbeing partners to plan for health improvement by providing information for measuring and benchmarking outcomes of services commissioned by CCGs. It is also intended to provide clear, comparative information for patients and the public about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and the associated health outcomes.

 

The consultation document ‘Liberating the NHS: Commissioning for Patients' proposed that the NHS Commissioning Board, supported by NICE, would develop a ‘Commissioning Outcomes Framework' to hold CCGs to account for, and provide information for the public on the quality of services they commission and the health outcomes achieved through commissioning. Following engagement with stakeholders, the NHS Commissioning Board has changed the title to avoid confusion with the NHS Outcomes Framework and make it clear that the indicators relate to outcomes of commissioned services, not commissioning itself.

 

Some of the information on this website contains preparatory work undertaken by NICE since April 2011 and therefore the term 'Commissioning Outcomes Framework' may still appear...

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New Commissioning Guidance For Palliative Care Launched | NCPC

We are delighted to announce the publication of Commissioning Guidance for Specialist Palliative Care: helping to deliver commissioning objectives.
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Exclusive: Interactive map of the new NHS commissioning system

Exclusive: Interactive map of the new NHS commissioning system | Clinical Commissioning Groups | Scoop.it
HSJ has launched the first comprehensive interactive map of the reformed NHS commissioning system, showing critical details about the new organisations, including their leaders, performance, budgets and size.
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HSJ has launched the first comprehensive interactive map of the reformed NHS commissioning system, showing critical details about the new organisations, including their leaders, performance, budgets and size.

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GP IT services: Operating model published | NHS Commissioning Board

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document, Securing Excellence in GP IT Services, explaining how the management of IT systems for GP practices will be organised from April 2013.
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