NHS commissioning

NHS commissioning

A term of art referring to the processes by which the NHS plans and pays for services and ensures these are fair for all, of a high quality and good value for money.
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Major organization : NHS COMMISSIONING BOARD (OPERATING UNDER THE NAME OF NHS ENGLAND)
Final guidelines recommending the two treatments for 'routine' NHS commissioning when NETs of pancreatic origin cannot be operated on and have progressed has now been published by the Institute.
In Northumberland the figure was 26%, in Newcastle and Gateshead, which share the same NHS commissioning group, the figure was 26% and in South Tyneside it was 24%.
Despite all this, we have now received notice from the national NHS commissioning body that our funding will be cut by 50% between October 2015 and 2018.
OPTOMETRISTS ARE ideally placed to benefit from the creation of General Practitioner Federations when they are introduced across the UK in April 2016, an expert in NHS commissioning has said.
A report by the Commons Home Affairs Committee was highly critical of the lack of provision by "too many" local NHS commissioning bodies of properly staffed, roundthe-clock specialist alternatives.
Solicitor Jennifer Maloney of Slater & Gordon said: "We have reached a settlement with the NHS Commissioning Group, responsible for the Primary Healthcare Trusts that supplied the bed and failed to fix or maintain it.
It can be used by all 600 NHS Trusts and 211 NHS Commissioning organisations to procure consultants for new build and refurbishment works for buildings including hospitals and GP surgeries.
Charity YoungMinds said 77 per cent of NHS commissioning groups had cut or frozen funding this year.
The NHS Commissioning Board refused to routinely fund the procedure but now some hospitals will be performing the surgery in a pilot scheme.
It had been feared that a new funding formula would mean Liverpool's NHS commissioning group losing almost PS51m - or PS103 per head - from its annual budget.
Now that NHS commissioning has fragmented across so many different organisations, it will be very difficult for practitioners dealing with more than one clinical commissioning group (CCG), as well as hospitals and the local authority, to be effective and efficient when there are several lots of rules and guidance to take into account.