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.

New home for the learning network

As the responsibility for clinical commissioning moves from the Department of Health to the NHS Commissioning Board, the majority of resources and information for proposed clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are now published by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. Therefore the … Read more → – New home for the learning network

More guidance for CCGs released

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for assessors undertaking desk top review.  It is an accompaniment to Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for applicants and covers: the overarching principles, approach  and methodology … Read more → – More guidance for CCGs released

Sharing resources and ‘holding the faith’

John Wilderspin

In a climate of financial uncertainty, it is tempting to reduce collaboration for fear of losing control over resources but, as John Wilderspin argues, health and wellbeing boards must work creatively and collaboratively to avoid these pitfalls. News is dominated … Read more → – Sharing resources and ‘holding the faith’

Proposed CCG configuration and member practices published

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published the proposed configuration and member practices for 212 proposed CCGs for the first time. This is a major step forward in the work to establish the new clinical commissioning landscape by April 2013, … Read more → – Proposed CCG configuration and member practices published

Sustainable health and social care: A briefing for commissioners

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced a briefing which provides a summary guide on sustainability for busy CCG commissioners and health and wellbeing board members. It sets out the key policy and operational drivers for a sustainable … Read more → – Sustainable health and social care: A briefing for commissioners