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Responsibilities of the Primary Care Trust (PCT) Collective Cancer Commissioning Group:
This group was set up to advise the Network on the commissioning of (or 'paying for') cancer services. It decides what services should be funded, to put the Network’s plans into practice.
This group translates Network plans into ‘purchasing decisions’ on behalf of the Board. The Collective Commissioning Group does this by:
- Advising the Network to make sure all of its population has fair access to screening, diagnostic, treatment and care services.
- Promoting safe, high quality care and treatment that meets nationally agreed standards and NHS Cancer Plan targets.
- Offering its support to the Network in carrying out the actions and recommendations from NICE (such as Improving Outcomes Guidance). (For more information on “NICE” and “Improving Outcome Guidance” click here.)
- Advising on where to invest resources so they can be used most effectively along the patient healthcare journey, by looking at what services are provided where
- Helping management and commissioning teams to work more closely and involve those from other local or neighbouring areas.
- Encouraging all of the separate services which a cancer patient might use, throughout their healthcare journey, to work together and in an ‘integrated’ way.
Membership of the PCT Collective Cancer Commissioning Group:
The group consists of the following health professionals:
- Network Executive Team
- Commissioning Directors from each Primary Care Trust in the Network
- Representatives of the Greater Manchester Collaborative Commissioning Team
- Representatives of the Cheshire & Merseyside Specialised Services Commissioning Team
For more details on the membership of this group, please contact the member of staff listed at the bottom of this page.
For meeting or future administration enquiries about this group, please contact:
Sue Dyke at the Strategic Clinical Network: email@example.com