commissioning support

NHS England launches procurement process to accredit the best commissioning support suppliers

NHS England is today launching the start of the process to create a unique  framework agreement for commissioning support services. The lead provider framework will allow Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), NHS England and others to buy some or all of their commissioning support needs, ranging from non-frontline support services to bespoke services that support local […]

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Leadership change at Surrey and Sussex CSU

Robert Garner has been announced as interim Managing Director. Robert is a very experienced Managing Director who has been leading the Norfolk and Waveney CSU for some time. He will be meeting with Clinical Commissioning Group Accountable Officers as soon as possible to explore solutions that deliver the very best commissioning support services and ensure […]

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Two commissioning support units in the north join together

West Yorkshire Commissioning Support Unit and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit are to join together to form one commissioning support unit (CSU). Alison Hughes, the managing director of West Yorkshire CSU, has recently been leading the two separate organisations, but will now take responsibility for overseeing their coming together to form West and […]

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New Arrangements for Commissioning Support Services in South Yorkshire

Ming Tang has been appointed as Director for Data and Information Management Systems at the NHS Commissioning Board and will be leaving her role as Managing Director of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) later this month. Alison Hughes, Managing Director of West Yorkshire CSU, will now also take responsibility for South Yorkshire […]

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Template service level agreement (SLA) for CCGs published

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has published a template service level agreement (SLA), along with guidance on how to complete SLAs for use by CCGs procuring commissioning support services. The NHS CB has asked CCGs and CSUs to agree and sign the SLAs by the end of November. This will enable both CCGs and […]

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Commissioning Support Bulletin – Issue 5

Welcome NHS BSA agrees to be the employer for CSU staff CSUs to finalise staffing structures Appointments update Implementation of the single finance system gets underway Assurance to focus on granting greater autonomy NHS CB indicates its requirements for communications and engagement services Business intelligence services progress Integrated Commissioning Conference, 29 October 2012 News in […]

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New arrangements for commissioning support services in Cumbria and Lancashire

The leadership arrangements for commissioning support services in Lancashire and Cumbria have been finalised. Derek Kitchen, currently Managing Director of Staffordshire CSU, has been appointed Managing Director of Lancashire CSU and will lead the two separate organisations. Cumbria CCG is to source its commissioning support services from North East CSU, whose Managing Director is Stephen […]

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Appointment of managing director to Merseyside CSU

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has appointed Tim Andrews as Managing Director of Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit (CSU). Tim is currently Managing Director of Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral CSU and will now lead the two organisations. The dual appointment will enable both CSUs to further develop and improve their service offers and maximise new opportunities […]

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Configuration of NHS communications and engagement services agreed

The high level configuration of the fourth set of ‘scale’ commissioning support services – communications and engagement services – has been agreed. Four communications collaboratives will go forward with a lead commissioning support unit (CSU) in each: Communications collaborative Lead CSU North of England West Yorkshire CSU Midlands and East of England Birmingham, Black Country […]

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New CSU managing director appointed

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has appointed David Stout as Managing Director of Hertfordshire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) and Essex CSU. David is currently Deputy Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation. David will take on the role of Managing Director for both of these organisations from October 2012, and they will continue to be run […]

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