Tag Archives: Commissioning Task

More on the Persistence of Variations in Care and Health Inequalities (BBC News / MTG / King’s Fund)

Summary The Medical Technology Group’s analysis of data from the 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), concerning regional inequalities in patient access to treatments and assessments involving medical technology, discovered unacceptable variations (including inequalities between the North and South of England). … Continue reading

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Baseline Assessment Tool on Dementia (NICE)

Summary An Excel spreadsheet (the “Baseline assessment tool on Dementia”) has been released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to help organisations identify how well they comply with practice recommended in NICE guidance. It is intended … Continue reading

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Commissioning Guidance on Care for Frail Older People (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has released practical guidance on the implementation of a care pathway for frail older people. This document summarises evidence on the effects of an integrated pathway of care. It also offers suggestions about using commissioning levers and … Continue reading

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Audit of Intermediate Care Commissioning and Provision in England (NHS Benchmarking)

Summary The 2012 audit covered health-related bed and home intermediate care services. NHS Benchmarking’s “National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2013” has been extended to cover crisis response and social care reablement services. “only 53% of home based services have … Continue reading

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Integrated Clinical Commissioning Network (ICCN) (NHS Networks / Govtoday)

Summary The National Clinical Commissioning Network (NCCN) and associated Healthcare Professionals Commissioning Network (HCPCN) merged to create the Integrated Clinical Commissioning Network (ICCN) in October 2012. The new ICCN is reported to involve 2000 participants, leaders from social care, public health, local authorities and Health … Continue reading

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Transforming Health Care: Ten Priorities for Commissioners (King’s Fund)

Summary This paper outlines priorities for commissioners in the NHS, with a view to changes to the healthcare system from April 2013. “The ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases require a strong re-orientation away from the current emphasis on acute and episodic care towards … Continue reading

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Support for Commissioners of Dementia Care (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a guide to support commissioners, clinicians and managers in the commissioning of high-quality evidence-based care for people with dementia and their carers. The NICE support for commissioning dementia … Continue reading

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Potential Conflicts of Interest Among CCGs / GP Commissioners (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary An investigation reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that more than one-third of GPs on the boards of new NHS commissioning groups in England could have potential conflicts of interest. According to the BMJ, 426 (36%) of the 1,179 GPs it investigated in … Continue reading

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Commissioning Quality Care for People with Long-Term Conditions (NIHR HSDR / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A detailed study of commissioning funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme, and a short executive briefing from the Nuffield Trust, reminds CCGs that it will be necessary to prioritise. … Continue reading

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NHS Standard Contract 2013/14 (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This contract is for use when commissioning healthcare services. It reflects the Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 report. The CQUIN Table of Goals includes: Friends and Family Test. NHS Safety Thermometer. Dementia Case Finding. VTE. Full Text Link (a) … Continue reading

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