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Most CCGs met antibiotic reduction target last year, data shows

Most Clinical Commissioning Groups (99%) met or exceeded the national target to reduce antibacterial items per prescribing unit in 2020/21, new UKHSA data has revealed. Currently, the national prescribing target is 0.965 items per Specific Therapeutic group Age-sex Related Prescribing Unit (SPAR-PU). Last year, 133 of 135 CCGs hit the target, marking a significant increase […]


Transferring CCG powers to PCNs delayed to October 2022

The transfer of select commissioning powers from CCGs to PCNs will be delayed for the second time until October 2022, NHS England has said. The planned transfer of CCG-commissioned extended access services to PCNs will now be postponed by a further six months, as part of measures designed to support ‘core general practice capacity’ over […]


Less than a quarter of CCGs meeting smoking during pregnancy target

Less than one-in four (24%) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) met the national target of having 6% or less pregnant women known to be smoking at the time of delivery in the final quarter of 2020-21, according to official figures. New data published by NHS Digital shows that in quarter four of 2020-21, only 32 out […]


PCN focus on GP practices has created a guidance ‘vacuum’ for CCGs, report says

The focus on GP practices in formal primary care network (PCN) guidance has left an information ‘vacuum’ in how clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) can support PCNs, a report has said. Published in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) and based on interviews with 37 CCG employees involved in setting up PCNs, the report suggested […]


At least one clinician should sit on each ICS board, say CCG leaders

The Government should strengthen its legislative proposals to guarantee clinical leadership on Integrated Care System (ICS) boards, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the NHS Confederation has said. In a joint letter (27 May), the two organisations said that the upcoming legislation should ensure that at least one clinician – who is registered with an appropriate […]


ICS takeover of CCG functions risks loss of place-based planning, says think tank

The reorganisation of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and proposed changes to their functions could threaten the advantages of place-based working, the King’s Fund has warned. In a report (20 April), the think tank said that as CCGs merge – and if proposed legislative reforms that would see CCG functions taken over by ICSs go ahead […]


CCGs to get extra £3m to address vaccine inequalities

An additional £3m is being allocated to clinical commissioning groups (CCG) to help areas set up long term plans to address Covid vaccine inequalities, NHS England has said. Regions can submit funding applications for around £100,000 to £150,000 as sponsors for their CCGs from tomorrow (26 March), the NHSE letter said. It added that applications […]


How the removal of CCG powers could bring ‘significant change’ to GPs’ lives

Sweeping changes to local commissioning are on the horizon but GPs warn there is little clarity on what they mean for primary care budgets and contracts, finds Nicola Merrifield. Clinical commissioning groups are nearing their end but GP leaders are warning the ‘vital expertise’ of GPs could be lost in the process. A Government white paper for […]


One in 10 BME CCG staff facing discrimination from colleagues, NHSE finds

One in 10 black and minority ethnic (BME) CCG staff members personally experienced discrimination from a manager or other colleagues between 2017 and 2019, the latest data shows. This compared to 4.4% of white staff who experienced discrimination over the same period, the 2020 Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report found. It also found that […]


Nine CCG mergers ‘conditionally approved’ for April 2021

Nine CCG mergers are expected to go ahead on 1 April 2021, NHS England has confirmed. A spokesperson for NHS England told Healthcare Leader that it had ‘conditionally approved’ the nine mergers and no applications received for an April 2021 merger had been rejected. The spokesperson added that if the mergers are ‘fully authorised and […]