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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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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NECS is Disability Confident

July 21, 2017 News

We are proud to announce that NECS has been awarded Disability Confident Employer status by the Department of Work and Pensions. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses,...

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Primary Care Support Brochure Now Available

July 19, 2017 News

Our new Primary Care Support Brochure is available to view now. It gives details of all of the services NECS can offer including: – accessing national funding – human resources – business continuity – risk management – and lots more services Please click...

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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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Public asked to think carefully about using GP services as the NHS brings its IT systems back online

May 14, 2017 News

GP practices across the North East and North Cumbria will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world. Some...

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Region’s NHS reassures public following global cyber attack and asks for help in using services wisely

May 14, 2017 News

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world. A number of NHS organisations in the North East and North Cumbria have been...

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NECS Achieves Equality and Diversity Partner Status

April 11, 2017 News

NECS was awarded NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partner status for 2016/17 at an event held last week. We were awarded partner status by demonstrating our commitment to delivering exemplary service against the following criteria: – improving patient access and experience...

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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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