This good practice guide for commissioners, from NHS England‘s Strategy Unit, has been released to assist clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in developing proposals for major service change and reconfiguration.
“The new guidance provides a one stop resource for the principles and processes for building proposals for major service change, including how to develop the business case, assess proposals against the Government’s ‘four tests’, as well as how to assure patient and public engagement is at the heart of the process. The guidance will supplemented by an assurance toolkit which sets out how NHS England will support and assure local commissioning proposals”.
Good practice guide to major service change published. Leeds: NHS England, December 20th 2013.
Planning and delivering service changes for patients: a good practice guide for commissioners on the development of proposals for major service changes and reconfigurations. Leeds: NHS England, December 2013.
Public and Patient Voice Assurance Group (PPV AG) Report
The Public and Patient Voice Assurance Group (PPV AG) consists of individual patients plus representatives from patient organisations, CCGs and NHS England. It exists to strengthen the role of patient’s views in specialised commissioning. The following mini-report covers the Public And Patient Voice Assurance Group’s first meeting (July 22nd 2014):
Patient and public voice assurance group (PPV AG). London: NHS England, July 2014.
Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter
NHS England’s third edition of the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter includes a summary of the Specialised Services Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group meeting and a Specialised Commissioning Task Force progress update:
Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter: Issue 3. London: NHS England, August 27th 2014. Publications Gateway No. 02154.
NHS England’s second edition of the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Newsletter includes an update on the work of the Specialised Commissioning Task Force, Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) and the Patient And Public Voice Assurance Group.
Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter: Issue 2. London: NHS England, July 30th 2014. Publications Gateway No. 01962.
Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter: Issue 1. London: NHS England, July 10th 2014.
Possibly also of interest:
Specialised commissioning. London [Online]: NHS Confederation, August 28th 2014.