North of England Commissioning Support Unit


Limited spaces available!

November 13, 2017 Events News

Limited spaces are still available at our Learning and Evaluation event – book your space now! The NECS Research and Evidence Team are organising this learning event, showcasing detailed evaluation outputs for some Vanguards in the North East.  The event is aimed at all staff...

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NECS Begins Business in Derbyshire

In May, NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) was successful in securing two substantial new contracts in the Derbyshire area: –  Business Intelligence – including Data Services for Commissioners Regional Offices (DSCRO) – Corporate IT and GP IT services...

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North East Vanguards Programme Report Published

September 29, 2017 News R&D

All 5 Vanguards in the North East designed and commissioned an overarching evaluation, managed by the NECS Research and Evidence Team. A consortium of Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham universities undertook the evaluation looking at 3 key areas: Organisational factors Technology Cost...

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New Case Studies Available

September 15, 2017 Case Studies News

We have recently published a selection of new case studies to showcase the work that we do. We work with STPs, CCGs, Trusts and Accountable Care Organisations/Systems (ACO/ACS). In this way we aim to understand the ‘whole’ problem to provide the best team to achieve the...

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NHS Rightcare Brochure Now Available

August 17, 2017 News Projects

We have recently produced a brochure regarding NHS Rightcare. NHS RightCare provides a framework of where to look to help reduce unwarrented clinical variation, deliver service improvement and the best value to local populations. To assist Clinical Commissioning Groups and Accountable...

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August 2, 2017 RAIDR

RAIDR is our healthcare intelligence tool, developed with GPs to provide a single portal to help improve Quality, Safety and Efficiency. It puts you in total control, with all the information you need at your fingertips. RAIDR enables you to navigate, select and drill down to gain...

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Case Studies Interactive PDF

August 2, 2017 Case Studies

A selection of our most recent case studies can be viewed on our interactive pdf. Examples of our work are available for each of our service lines. Click to view the Case Studies Interactive PDF

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Join us at the Health and Care Innovation Expo

August 2, 2017 Events News

Representatives from NECS will be attending the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 on 11-12 September 2017 at Manchester Central. The key aim of the Expo is to inspire patient-centred innovation and transformation across England’s health and social care services.  This year, the...

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Communications team shortlisted for CIPR PRide Awards

August 2, 2017 Campaigns News

The NECS Communications team has been shortlisted in several categories for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations North East PRide Awards. The categories the team were shortlisted for are detailed below. The Regional NHS response to the international cyber-attack was shortlisted...

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Winners – North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire & Humber Commissioning Awards

July 13, 2017 Events News

On Friday 30th June, we celebrated the success of colleagues at the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Awards 2017, at the Civic Centre, Newcastle.  Around 200 NHS staff and colleagues attended the event. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination – and...

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Save the Date – Shared Decision Making for High Value Care – 21st June

May 24, 2017 Events News

At this event, we will present the evidence for the value of shared decision making, where it fits within the patient pathway and how it can be deployed to ensure effective use of resources. There will be a clinical focus on Musculo-skeletal care during the afternoon interactive...

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Update from Evaluation Information Sharing Event

April 10, 2017 Events News R&D

The NECS Research and Evidence Team hosted an Evaluation Event on Thursday 16th February at the Durham Centre in Belmont. The event was aimed at NHS and healthcare staff, those responsible for making commissioning decisions and those with an interest in research and evaluation. The...

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