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Learn the lingo series: "NHS Mandate"

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:31.

What?
‘The Mandate’ is a document setting out the Government’s overall objectives for the NHS. It highlights those areas of health and care in which the Government expects to see improvements. The first Mandate was published in November 2012 and details a broad set of objectives which the NHS need to deliver on between 2013 and 2015 in order to help improve the quality of care.

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Healthwatch England

Written by Jyothis George on Saturday, 06 October 2012 13:33.

Healthwatch England, the new national independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, has been officially launched.

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Learn the lingo series: "NHS England"

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:31.

What?
NHS England (formerly known as the NHS Commissioning Board) is an independent national organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. As the body tasked with ensuring the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients, it also provides leadership for the new system and is
accountable for the delivery of improvements against the objectives set out in the NHS Mandate.

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How will CCGs be funded?

Written by Jyothis George on Sunday, 30 September 2012 21:37.

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) has announced that it is working on a new formula for allocating Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) budgets. The ‘Fair Shares’ formula is designed to take into account information on each CCG’s population, down to the individual patient level, when assessing the overall needs of each CCG area. The NHSCB will make a decision on whether to use the formula to inform CCG budgets for 2013/14 in October and the final budget allocation for CCGs will be revealed in December.

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Learn the lingo series: "Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF)"

Written by Jyothis George on Saturday, 06 October 2012 20:06.

The Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) will assess the quality of the services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). It will become operational from April 2013, when CCGs take on full responsibility for commissioning.

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Learn the lingo series: "QIPP: Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention"

Written by Jyothis George on Saturday, 06 October 2012 14:08.

Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention, or QIPP programme was created to enable the NHS to achieve 'efficiency savings' which could be reinvested in the NHS..

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Learn the lingo series: "Value Based Pricing"

Written by Jyothis George on Saturday, 06 October 2012 13:51.

The current branded medicines pricing scheme, the PPRS, is a voluntary scheme agreed between the Department of Health and the ABPI (representing the branded pharmaceutical industry).From the end of 2014, new arrangements are being proposed. This will incorporate a broader assessment of the value of a medicine, known as value based pricing, for new medicines (new active substances).

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Learn the lingo series: "CCG: Clinical Commissioning Groups"

Written by Jyothis George on Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:31.

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are clusters of GP practices that will be responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare in England from April 2013. The 212 CCGs, consisting of 8,355 GP practices across England, will have similar responsibilities to PCTs, although commissioning of public health, specialised and primary care services will sit with the Local Authority and the NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB).

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Learn the lingo series: "NHS Commissioning Board"

Written by Jyothis George on Saturday, 29 September 2012 16:22.

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) is an independent national organisation that will be responsible for ensuring the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients from April 2013. They will provide leadership around the new commissioning system and will be accountable for the delivery of improvements in the measures set out in the NHS Outcomes Framework.

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