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

Payment by results: information for clinical commissioners

Payment by Results (PbR) is the payment system in England under which commissioners pay healthcare providers for each patient seen or treated. Activity covered by PbR tariffs and currencies covers an increasing proportion of commissioner spend on acute healthcare. It … Read more → – Payment by results: information for clinical commissioners

Personal health budgets

The Department of Health has published a revised version of the leaflet on personal health budgets. Personal health budgets is one of the ideas that the NHS is promoting in order to make it easier to get the care that … Read more → – Personal health budgets

Smart guides to engagement: Guides for CCGs

Good engagement with patients and the public helps deliver inclusive and successful commissioning. CCG leaders have been asking for pragmatic, relevant and practical approaches to good patient and public engagement – how people can have a say in the planning, … Read more → – Smart guides to engagement: Guides for CCGs

Case study: Principia Rushcliffe patient and public involvement

Principia Rushcliffe is an emerging clinical commissioning group in south Nottingham, with 16 member GP practices and around 122,000 patients. There are three geographical areas: North: East Bridgford, Ratcliffe-on-Trent, Belvoir Group Central (West Bridgford): Ludlow Hill, Musters, Gamston, Compton Acres, … Read more → – Case study: Principia Rushcliffe patient and public involvement

CCG authorisation: final draft guide published

The draft guide for clinical commissioning groups applying for authorisation has been published following its formal ratification at the Board meeting of the NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) on 13 April 2012. Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for … Read more → – CCG authorisation: final draft guide published