• Two new bite-size guides to insight and feedback published

    16 June 2017

    Two further bite-size guides to patient insight have been launched to help CCGs and providers to carry out qualitative research and to gather feedback from people with a learning disability.More guides will be produced this year and suggestions for future topics are welcome. Please email your suggestions to england.insight-queries@nhs.net

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  • Updated patient decision aids for CCGs

    16 June 2017

    NHS RightCare and the patient centred care team have published updated versions of 28 patient decision aids that have been developed for CCGs to share with clinicians. The aids are designed to support patients and clinicians to have informed conversations about treatment for their condition. They are available on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence Search website. CCGs can discuss these with their NHS RightCare delivery partner. Please email any questions to rightcare@nhs.net

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  • The shrinking value of the commissioning pound

    16 June 2017

    This briefing shows that rising inflation, along with a growing population, has resulted in a real terms decrease in the value of the CCG funding allocations. The analysis projects that by 2019/20, CCG funding will diminish by £5.72 per person on average when compared with 2016/17 funding.

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  • Health matters: child dental health

    16 June 2017

    This edition of the public health newsletter focuses on effective interventions to prevent tooth decay in children under five years.

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  • CCG lay members, non-executive directors and STP governance and engagement

    14 June 2017

    This report, published in partnership with NHS England, summarises the discussions at four regional workshops which focused on the role of lay members and non-executive directors in STPs. It discusses the importance of governance and accountability and developing working relationships across STP footprints. It also captures a number of case studies highlighting where there has been good practice in involving lay members and non-executive directors across STPs.

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