NHS England | September 2018 |Commissioning Framework and the National Urgent and Emergency Ambulance Services Specification
This document should be used when commissioning the regional ambulance service in accordance with the NHS Standard Contract, and supports system leaders in reducing unwarranted variation in the way ambulance services are provided and commissioned.
NHS England | September 2018 | Guidance for Commissioners: Interpreting and Translation Services in Primary Care
New guidance from NHS England has been designed to support local commissioners of primary care services when commissioning translation or interpreting services, or reviewing existing services. It was initially written with primary medical care services (GP surgeries) in mind but commissioners may find the contents applicable to other settings, such as other primary care settings or hospital sites.
The guidance highlights principles of best practices commissioners should consider when
commissioning services for NHS patients and carers, specifically:
Quality considerations (‘principles’)
Commissioning and contracting considerations. (Source: NHS England)
NHS England | September 2018 | NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Consitution
NHS England has released a template which should be used to set out the arrangements made by the clinical commissioning group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people it is responsible (Source:NHS England).