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Commissioning news

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Exclusive: Slowdown in prevention of early deaths - funding may be the cause

22-May-2015 | By

National officials have identified a stalling of improvement in the prevention of premature deaths by the English health service, with one potential cause being the NHS’s “economic challenges”.

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Exclusive: Slowdown in prevention of early deaths - funding may be the cause

22-May-2015 | By

National officials have identified a stalling of improvement in the prevention of premature deaths by the English health service, with one potential cause being the NHS’s “economic challenges”.

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All CCGs must go to market for support services

21-May-2015 | By

NHS England has instructed all clinical commissioning groups they must go to the market to procure a number of support services rather than bring them in house.

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Exclusive: NHS England proposes new rare condition drug access rules

21-May-2015 | By

NHS England is set to publish new guidance, described by charities as ‘life saving’, on access to licensed drugs for patients with rare conditions and in ‘critical need’, HSJ has learned.

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GP sector sees 'boom' in large provider companies

21-May-2015 | By

There has been a ‘boom’ in large scale GP provider organisations being set up in recent months.

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CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

15-May-2015 | By

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.

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Exclusive: New NHS company reveals outcomes based targets

13-May-2015 | By

A new NHS owned company overseeing an £800m integrated older people’s services contract will have to hit outcomes based targets to secure up to 15 per cent of its income, its chief has told HSJ.

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Mental health

Exclusive: Mental health trusts fear over CCG investment

7-May-2015 | By

More than half of NHS mental health trusts fear their commissioners will not pass on funding increases for 2015-16, according to a survey of the sector.

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Mental health taskforce chair promises 'clear route map' for sector

7-May-2015 | By

A new national strategy for mental health will be ‘clear, tangible and costed’, according to the chair of NHS England’s taskforce for the sector.

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All CCGs must go to market for support services

21-May-2015 | By

NHS England has instructed all clinical commissioning groups they must go to the market to procure a number of support services rather than bring them in house.

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Explained: The legal challenges to CCG decision making

1-May-2015 | By

The deciding factors and main routes of challenge

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