North of England Commissioning Support Unit


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, NECS, in...

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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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Brew and Bake Day – Prostate Cancer Awareness

March 31, 2017 Campaigns News

March is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. As part of our Health and Wellbeing work, staff from NECS took part in a ‘Brew and Bake’ day on Friday 31st March to raise awareness of prostate cancer.  The idea behind Brew and Bake day was to get together with colleagues, have a...

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Encouraging our staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle

March 30, 2017 Campaigns News

For the last 3 months, NECS has employed a Work Placed Health Activator Intern to help staff to become more healthy and active.  Connor Greet is a Sport and Exercise graduate from Teesside University and spent time working with NECS staff as part of a pilot project for the Health and...

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

March 27, 2017 Campaigns News

Our Communications and Engagement team have travelled to London today to take part in the next stage of the selection process after being shortlisted in the Communications category for the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards. The shortlisted project is Making Health Simple – Right Place,...

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Child Health app shortlisted for two awards

March 14, 2017 Campaigns Case Studies News

A new app developed with support from NECS has been shortlisted for two national awards. The NHS Child Health app, which is available free through Google Play and the App Store, was launched last year by the North East Urgent and Emergency Care Network with help from the communications...

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