Pathfinder Learning Network

The Pathfinder Learning Network online hub provides support, resources and information for pathfinder clinical commissioning groups and the wider health community interested in the pathfinder programme.

The online hub aims to promote sharing of best practice and will support pathfinders in developing and implementing their new roles within commissioning.

It also provides emerging clinical commissioning groups with the opportunity to find out more about joining the programme and provides support in achieving pathfinder status.

Interactive map of pathfinder clinical commissioning groups
A map of pathfinder clinical commissioning groups. Click on a marker to find out more about each pathfinder. Also viewed by region through a directory of pathfinders.

 

Learning network events
A calendar showing events that are relevant to pathfinder clinical commissioning groups and information on the outputs from some of these events.

 

Case studies
A selection of case studies from pathfinder clinical commissioning groups are available to help share information and learning across the pathfinder learning network.

 

Resources to support pathfinder clinical commissioning groups
A range of tools and resources to support pathfinders as they engage with the commissioning agenda, including resources from the DH and stakeholders.

 

GP Pathfinder bulletinPathfinder clinical commissioning group bulletin
A monthly information update providing resources on health policy and practice for pathfinder clinical commissioning groups.

Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin

Dame Barbara Hakin

Dame Barbara Hakin, Managing Director of Commissioning Development at the Department of Health, answered your commissioning questions in a live webchat on 5 September. Any questions that she did not have time to respond to will be answered on this website… Read more →Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin

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Intelligence requirements workshops: 27 & 29 September

The Intelligence for Commissioners (IfC) Programme is a workstream within the national Commissioning Development programme led by Dame Barbara Hakin. The primary aim of the IfC Programme is to identify the intelligence requirements to support the future commissioning environment, including… Read more →Intelligence requirements workshops: 27 & 29 September

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Delegation of commissioning and legal status of emerging clinical commissioning groups

This document comprises a letter from Barbara Hakin to SHA Directors of Commissioning Development and a note on delegation of commissioning and legal status of pathfinders. The note sets out the technical detail about the specific indicator to track the… Read more →Delegation of commissioning and legal status of emerging clinical commissioning groups

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Pathfinder groups bulletin – August 2011

In this month’s issue: Welcome from Barbara Hakin Authorisation update NHS Commissioning Board’s People Transition Policy Delegation of commissioning and legal status of emerging CCGs Functions of clinical commissioning groups Webchat with Barbara Hakin – 5 September Welcome from Barbara… Read more →Pathfinder groups bulletin – August 2011

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Better Health, Better Experience, Better Engagement

This document is a practical framework to help emerging clinical commissioning groups think through how they build engagement and insight into the care experience and into commissioning from the outset. It provides practical advice, suggestions for action and signposts examples… Read more →Better Health, Better Experience, Better Engagement

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Don’t miss out – more Long Term Conditions support is coming to your region!

The Long Term Conditions (LTC) QIPP workstream is driving forward changes to improve patient care and all emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the opportunity to become members of the LTC operational phase. For more information please visit the LTC… Read more →Don’t miss out – more Long Term Conditions support is coming to your region!

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Case Study: Greater Eston care homes

This case study looks at a project to develop an effective system to work with vulnerable people in care homes in the North East. The aims were to improve patient safety, reduce emergency hospital admissions and A&E attendance and also… Read more →Case Study: Greater Eston care homes

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Case study: North Somerset primary care

This case study describes how practices in North Somerset are working together to reduce a health inequalities gap in primary care across the region. Background How is clinically-led commissioning helping? What are the benefits? Background North Somerset has 26 GP… Read more →Case study: North Somerset primary care

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Case study: Dorset primary care

This case study looks at what clinical commissioners in Dorset are doing to improve the quality and outcomes of clinical care pathways and maximise the available skills and resources within their localities. What’s taking place? What are the benefits? What’s… Read more →Case study: Dorset primary care

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Paul Zollinger-Read: Draft authorisation framework and family well-being

Paul Zollinger-Read’s weekly update to the clinical commissioning group pathfinder community. My first week back from holiday and there has certainly been a lot going on. I suspect few of you missed the release of the draft authorization framework last… Read more →Paul Zollinger-Read: Draft authorisation framework and family well-being

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