• Information flows and personal information in the new commissioning landscape

    5 October 2012

    Robust information governance enables us to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality of personal confidential information. In the new commissioning environment, information governance remains vitally important. Liability for information governance rests with the legal entity responsible for the processing of data, even where this is contracted out, and organisations need to ensure they comply with their legal obligations.

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  • The Pathology Services Commissioning Toolkit event materials

    4 October 2012

    Wednesday 19 September, London

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  • Identifying value opportunities in local commissioning

    4 October 2012

    West Cheshire PCT and CCGs have used Right Care principles to identify improvements to service quality, better outcomes and savings.

    They have used data analysis, service reviews and business process engineering techniques to generate £7m in reinvestment savings across three service areas as part of a successful £15m QIPP programme.

    The approach has been replicated in other CCGs in the region and has contributed to successful CCG authorisation panel reviews.


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  • Wave 3 authorisation applications received

    4 October 2012

    The authorisation process for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) remains on schedule, with the receipt this week of applications from CCGs in wave 3.

    All 63 proposed CCGs in the third wave have submitted their applications to the NHS Commissioning Board, which is responsible for supporting the development of CCGs as they move through authorisation.

    The outcomes of wave 3 are due to be considered by the NHS Commissioning Board in February 2013, and the final wave of CCGs will submit their applications in November.

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  • Lean commissioning

    3 October 2012

    Lean commissioning is a value-led approach to commissioning and service procurement. 

    This one day workshop is designed to give an overview of the lean commissioning approach.  It will have a broad relevance within the commissioning community and is aimed in particular at:

    ·         Clinicians moving into commissioning roles

    ·         Senior managers seeking a fresh perspective on commissioning

    ·         Junior commissioners seeking a big picture of commissioning

    ·         Frontline commissioners looking for an improved process for their own work.

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