Proposal to merge the give CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney: Update - October 16, 2019
Our proposal to merge our CCG with the four other CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney has been approved in principle by NHS England and Improvement We are therefore on track to have a single CCG known as NHS Norfolk and Waveney from April 2020.
This follows a wide ranging programme of engagement with key partners and the wider public, which ran from August 6th - September 6th 2019 and consisted of a public survey, direct contact with a wide range of stakeholders and partners seeking their feedback and meetings with our member GP practices.
The ultimate aim is to help improve the quality and performance of NHS services for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, maintaining local identities, building on existing local relationships and playing a leading role in the transformational work of the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (STP). There are many other benefits, such as making better use of our resources and reducing the amount of money we spend on administration so that we can spend more on patient care. To this end we are also creating a single management team, currently working across all five existing CCGs, to reduce duplication and improve efficiency.
Proposal to merge the five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney
Consultation on a review and update of CCG guidance on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care
NHS England continues to partner with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses. A national public consultation has been launched on proposals to update and review commissioning guidance on eight more products. In most cases there are other more effective, safer and/or cheaper alternatives available to the items that NHS England is recommending should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.The consultation closed on 28 February 2019.
Norfolk and Waveney adult mental health strategy
Speech and Language Therapy Service consultation
Norfolk County Council and NHS Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioned an independent review of speech and language therapy services in Norfolk. There were two separate surveys, one for Parents and Carers https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/saltpc/ and one for Professionals https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/saltps/. The closing date for both surveys was Thursday 24 May.
GP Forward View
NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Norfolk and Waveney wish to engage with local patients to advise how additional appointments available at local GP surgeries should develop over the coming years. Consultation closed.
Over the Counter Medicines - what you told us
Between 1-24 November 2017, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk and West Norfolk asked for your views on the money spent locally on routinely prescribing items for minor short-lived ailments such as paracetamol, remedies for indigestion or heartburn, allergy treatments, vitamin supplements and cream for dry skin.
'Shaping the Future' consultation
Between 4 November 2013 and 31 January 2014 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk asked for your views on the Wellbeing service.