North of England Commissioning Support Unit


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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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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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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Children and young people to get more say in their health care

February 12, 2015 Campaigns News

Children and young people are set to play a more active role in deciding which mental health outcomes are most important to them. The move comes as NHS England today (11 Feb 2015) announces seven sites across the country including North of England Commissioning Support chosen to...

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Proactive patient support with help cards

The creation and distribution of NHS Help Cards to assist patients, by allowing NHS staff to quickly and clearly identify patients’ needs for additional assistance. Situation: CCGs identified that the needs of attendees at GP surgeries, NHS hospitals, dentists and opticians often...

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