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Pharmacy Support for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub's Pharmacy Model was established in 2007 following requests from Chief Pharmacists and Heads of Medicines Management in the East of England region for a procurement service. The service is aimed at joint working, bringing valued added benefits and utilising economies of scale to drive efficiency savings opportunities for Trusts in the region, including Clinical Commissioning Groups. (CCGs)

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Since 2014, Clinical Commissioning Groups have benefited from a dedicated pharmacy work plan, which is funded, owned and directed by this group. The model is underpinned by robust networks and collaborative working and the sharing of best practice.

The CCG led work plan is formed and agreed on an annual basis and is aligned to CCG priorities, supporting CCGs to deliver Medicines Optimisation, Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programmes and Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

 We help Clinical Commissioning Groups by:

  • Market management of a range of pharmacy and medicines management products
  • Delivering efficiencies through framework agreements, contracts and pricing agreements
  • Supporting CCGs to ensure compliance with EU procurement regulations
  • Providing education and training through our pharmacy legal training programme
  • Horizon scanning to identify new and emerging health technologies
  • Providing benchmarking, savings and cost avoidance data.
  • Hosting specialist sourcing groups for high-interest areas and advisory services
  • Providing access to commissioned day rate consultancy services

For more details, please download our current CCG work plan by clicking this link to go to the secure area of our site.

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For more information contact Stephanie Rose, Head of Pharmacy Procurement, or Jessica Good, Pharmacy Procurement Project Manager.