North of England Commissioning Support Unit


NHS Child Health App Shortlisted for HSJ Value Award

March 12, 2018 News

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 team at NECS. The app is just one of the network’s initiatives helping to reduce the...

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National Consultation on Over the Counter Prescribing

February 21, 2018 News

NHS England is undertaking a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for 33 minor, short-term health concerns. The aim of this online consultation is to provide members of the public with information about the proposed national guidance and to seek...

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Mid-Winter Debrief Event – Book Your Place

February 15, 2018 News

A Surge Mid-winter Debrief event for staff working in health and social care across the North East and North Cumbria is being held on Wednesday 21 February. The event will take place between 9am and 1.30pm at The Durham Centre, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1TN. Lunch and...

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STPs must develop collaboration with partners to help support emerging Integrated Care Systems

February 6, 2018 News

By Mark Girvan – NECS Operational Delivery Manager Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) have been encouraging providers and commissioners to work closely together with local authorities in a bid to change how care is delivered.  The overall aim of this is to improve...

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Risk Adjusted QIPP for Your 18/19 Plans

February 1, 2018 News

To establish the level of risk associated to CCGs’ proposed programme of 2018/2019 QIPP schemes, NECS has been undertaking a snap shot review of CCGs’ scheme details. Our review has provided an initial insight into the effectiveness and overall quality of the planned...

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Management Consultancy Awards Finalists

January 25, 2018 News

Our Consultancy Team has recently been announced as a finalist at the Management Consultancy Awards. The team have been shortlisted in the Performance Improvement in the Public Sector Category and has also been nominated for Best New Consultancy. The ceremony will take place on 26th...

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HSJ Healthcare Partnership Awards

January 12, 2018 News

We’re delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in the Consultancy of the Year category at the HSJ Healthcare Partnership Awards.The HSJ Healthcare Partnership Awards look to recognise, celebrate and create a platform for the best products and services being used by the NHS. The...

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NECS Calendar 2018

December 22, 2017 News

We have published our calendar for 2018.  Download your copy by clicking on the link below: NECS 2018 Calendar final

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CIPR Awards Success

December 12, 2017 News

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 8th December at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. Our communications and engagement team had been shortlisted for several awards and had a very successful evening. The Plasticine People...

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Demand Management

December 6, 2017 News

Effective Demand Management is one of the critical components for a sustainable NHS future.  NECS recognises this and has developed and successfully implemented an Elective Demand Management approach which encompasses a broad range of high impact intervention support packages.  Through...

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An insight into…

November 27, 2017 News

Each month we put the spotlight on one of our people to give you an insight into the work we do.  This time we take a look at the work of one of our Senior Consultants, Phillip. Please introduce yourself! I’m Phillip, a Senior Consultant based in Staffordshire, currently helping to...

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Vanguard Learning and Evaluation Event Update

November 24, 2017 News

Our Research and Evidence team co-ordinated an event to share and spread some of the outcomes of Vanguard programmes in the North East.  This took place on Tuesday 21st November at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle. The event was well attended with a wide spread of stakeholder...

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