Commissioning continuing healthcare

This document outlines key learning points from CCGs that have achieved significant  efficiency savings and improvements for patients in the provision of NHS continuing healthcare services in their local area | NHS Clinical Commissioners 

NHS continuing healthcare: Effective commissioning approaches identifies six national actions that will support the local delivery of Continuing Healthcare (CHC):

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  1. Recognise and value the CHC workforce
  2. Develop a clear national CHC narrative
  3. Develop a pre-checklist process to help address workload pressures
  4. Develop national guidance that supports local process
  5. Establish a national process for sharing legal advice where appropriate between CCGs
  6. Establish a policy feedback forum to ensure effective links with the reality of delivery on the ground

Full reference: NHS continuing healthcare: effective commissioning approaches


Tackling loneliness and social isolation

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners | The Social Care Institute for Excellence 


This briefing draws on discussion from a seminar held in September 2017 to explore the opportunities and barriers faced by commissioners seeking to address social isolation in older people.  It also looks at previous research and evaluations in this field.

The paper:

  • identifies the evidence that points the way to a better understanding of effective interventions
  • provides examples of practice emerging in different parts of the country
  • examines what needs to happen next in order to create a more conducive
    commissioning environment.

Full briefing: Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners

Additional link: SCIE press release