North of England Commissioning Support Unit


Update from Evaluation Information Sharing Event

April 10, 2017 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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Improving Value in Dementia Care – a research project in County Durham

January 30, 2017 Campaigns News

Dementia is a growing problem with no simple solution. It is a priority for the NHS and costs the UK about £26.3 billion each year – the equivalent of the energy bill for every household in the country. With many services integrated across many organisations, making improvements is no...

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NECS joins healthcare professionals at NHS Expo in Manchester

August 15, 2016 Events News

NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is proud to be taking part in the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo. The event takes place on 7 and 8 September at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, at which NECS will be exhibiting. This year’s Health and Care Innovation...

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NECS to join GPs and health care leaders at national software user group conference and exhibition

April 28, 2016 Events News

NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is proud to be taking part in the SystmOne national user group’s Transforming Health Together event and exhibition. The event takes place on 17 and 18 May at Birmingham ICC, at which NECS will be exhibiting. A team from NECS will be...

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NECS to play key role in transforming North East urgent and emergency care

March 1, 2016 Communications News

The North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) has been awarded a contract, through the Lead Provider Framework, that will influence important changes in the NHS. NECS, with offices in Newcastle, Durham, Teesside and Cumbria, will provide support to eight vanguard areas...

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Learning Disabilities Transformation Programme

February 19, 2016 Campaigns News

The North East and Cumbria is one of six national ‘Fast Track’ sites tasked to deliver plans to transform support for people with learning disabilities and/or autism over the next 3 years. Following the recommendations from Sir Stephen Bubb’s report “Winterbourne View –...

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Integration – Information sharing webinar and events

December 21, 2015 Events News

Successful integration can happen when information sharing, between various agencies, is improved. NECS facilitated an introductory webinar on 17 December and this will be followed by regional workshops across England, in January and February 2016. The webinar provided an overview of...

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Award success for NECS communications and engagement team

December 8, 2015 Events News

An NHS engagement exercise supported by NECS has won a prestigious industry award. ‘How to spend the mental health pound’, which was delivered in partnership with NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), scooped the gold award for best event at the North East PRide...

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Improving outcomes with data

December 7, 2015 News RAIDR

Click here to read an article recently published in the National Health Executive.  Focusing on RAIDR (Reporting Analysis & Intelligence Delivering Results) this article shows how the data gathered can improve patient outcomes....

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HR review to sharpen the organisation

December 4, 2015 Business Support News

South Tees CCG recognised its administrative support function could potentially work more efficiently. To identify areas of improvement the CCG engaged their dedicated NECS HR Business Partner to undertake a review. The challenge The CCG administrative support function was made up of...

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New Care Model Value Proposition

December 4, 2015 News Transformation

  North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) supported Harrogate and Rural District CCG to produce a Value Proposition to the New Care Models. Demonstrating how they could make efficiencies with the aim of securing additional resources to support the delivery of integrated care...

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Health and wellbeing in the workplace

November 3, 2015 Campaigns News

When people feel pressure at work or at home, it can often lead to stress and anxiety. Not recognising that there is a problem can often lead to prolonged stress and it may make existing mental health problems worse.  At North of England Commissioning Support (NECS), we recognise this...

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