Directly commissioned services reporting requirements

NHS England | May 2019 | Directly commissioned services reporting requirements

The introduction of a set of four information standards for contract monitoring: Aggregate Contract Monitoring (ACM), Patient Level Contract Monitoring (PLCM), Drugs Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM) and Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DePLCM) are the file formats by which providers must report their healthcare activities commissioned by NHS England during 2019/20.

The purpose of these standards is to enable the interchange, in a uniform format, of monthly contract monitoring data between commissioners and providers of healthcare. This ensures that contract monitoring and reporting is consistent and comparable across all commissioning organisations and their footprints.

The user guidance document for each of the four contract monitoring data sets provides instructions to providers with regards to their population and submission.

Further information is available from NHS England 

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Primary Care Networks: frequently asked questions

NHS England has published a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to support the publication of the GP contracting documents and the development of primary care networks. You can find these FAQs on the NHS England website along with a number of other useful resources.

Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide

NHS England | January 2019 | Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide

The guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing.

Summary

The Social Prescribing Summary Guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing. It enables:

  • increased understanding of what good social prescribing looks like and why social prescribing improves outcomes and experiences for people, their families and carers, as well as achieving more value from the system
  • commissioning of local social prescribing connector schemes, enabling all general practices, local authorities and other agencies to refer people with wider social needs to community-based support
  • collaborative working amongst all local partners at a ‘place-based’ local level, to recognise the value of community groups and assets and to enable people to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging, as well as accessing existing services.

Social prescribing and community-based support Summary guide

Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide

NHS England | January 2019 | Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide

NHS England have released Social prescribing and community-based support: Summary guide- the guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing.

Summary

The Social Prescribing Summary Guide is intended for people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing. It enables:

  • increased understanding of what good social prescribing looks like and why social prescribing improves outcomes and experiences for people, their families and carers, as well as achieving more value from the system
  • commissioning of local social prescribing connector schemes, enabling all general practices, local authorities and other agencies to refer people with wider social needs to community-based support
  • collaborative working amongst all local partners at a ‘place-based’ local level, to recognise the value of community groups and assets and to enable people to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging, as well as accessing existing services.

Social prescribing and community-based support Summary guide

 

NHS efficiency map

HFMA, NHS England & NHS Improvement| January 2019 | NHS efficiency map

The NHS efficiency map has been updated and revised by HFMA, NHS England & NHS Improvement; it is a tool that promotes best practice in identifying, delivering and monitoring cost improvement programmes (CIPs) and quality, innovation, production and prevention (QIPP) schemes in the NHS.

The map is split into three sections:

  1. enablers for efficiency,
  2. service efficiency
  3.  system efficiency.

 

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Image source: hfma.org.uk

The map highlights the successes some NHS organisations have had in delivering specific efficiency schemes and provides sign-posts to existing tools and reference materials.

As well as additional provider efficiency material the map has now been updated with a number of tools and guidance suitable for commissioning organisations, reflecting increased collaboration and integration. Therefore, the provider efficiency section has been appropriately renamed as service efficiency. The map will continue to be updated as new tools and case studies are produced (Source: HFMA).

Download from HFMA

CCG Diabetes Assessment 2017/18

NHS England |January 2019| CCG Diabetes Assessment 2017/18 

This document contains the independent panel commentary, methodology of the ratings for 2017/18 and the CCG individual assessment ratings for 2017/18.

The measures are drawn from the 2016/17 and 2017/18 National Diabetes Audits
which include data from 95 and 98 per cent of GP practices respectively. This means
all areas have robust measurements of their diabetes performance.

The data show that overall the proportion of people reaching treatment targets is
stable but there is much underlying variation. The panel has continued to use the
same measurements and targets for HbA1c, blood pressure and cholesterol to
ensure consistency between years

The panel has chosen to use the benchmarks from 2016/17 as this better illustrates
year-on-year progression in improvement. The improvements this year mean that
there are therefore more areas with the higher ratings than if 2017/18 benchmarks
had been used. The regional distribution has evolved over the last year so that there
are no CCGs rated as inadequate in London now, while there is a concentration in
the North (Source: NHS England).

CCG Diabetes Assessment 2017/18

Note on Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Allocations 2019/20-2023/24

NHS England | January 2019 |Note on Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Allocations 2019/20-2023/24

A document from NHS England-Note on Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Allocations 2019/20-2023/24- sets out the changes made to target CCG allocations for 2019/20, our pace of change rules, and the assumptions used to set the overall CCG allocations growth rate. The CCG allocations for 2019/20 to 2023/24 published alongside this document are draft and subject to final approval by the NHS England Board on 31 January 2019 (Source: NHS England).

Note on Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Allocations 2019/20-2023/24