Commissioning Framework and the National Urgent and Emergency Ambulance Services Specification

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.

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Download it from NHS England 

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Working across boundaries: realising the vision of integrated care

The Nuffield Trust | September 2018 | Working across boundaries: realising the vision of integrated care

A new long read from the Nuffield Trust considers what might be standing in the way of integrated care, and argue what could be done about it.

Read the exploration in full at Nuffield Trust 

Guidance for Commissioners: Interpreting and Translation Services in Primary Care

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.

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The guidance highlights principles of best practices commissioners should consider when
commissioning services for NHS patients and carers, specifically:

  • Quality considerations (‘principles’)
  • Legal position
  • Commissioning and contracting considerations. (Source: NHS England)

Download the guidance from NHS England 

NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Consitution

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).

Download the full template from NHS England 

Supporting notes are also available from NHS England 

Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people

Public Health England | September 2018 |Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people

Public Health England have produced resources to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people.

These resources are designed to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people in all settings.

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The toolkit gives an overview of the impact of oral diseases in vulnerable older people and presents the evidence of what works to improve oral health to inform commissioning.

The toolkit is supported by a rapid review of the evidence and a resource compendium (Source: PHE).

 

An evidence-informed toolkit for local authorities

Evidence review for an evidence-informed toolkit for local authorities

Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people: resource compendium