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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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Commissioning Support Bulletin – Issue 4

Welcome from Dr Joe Rafferty Commissioning support appointments Configuration of ‘scale’ services finalised Checkpoint 3 update CCG authorisation: commissioning support supplement HR update Finance director appointments process Branding and identity Ready Reckoner 2 Scenario report helps shape CCG development News in brief Welcome First I’d like to welcome the appointments of Bob Ricketts and Andrew […]

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Moving on at pace – Barbara Hakin

Preparations for the new commissioning world continue at a great pace and life seems no less hectic. Much of my time over the past few weeks has been taken up interviewing for Commissioning Support Service Managing Directors.  The successful appointees were announced last week, and we are now into a second recruitment round, which will […]

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Further CSS managing director appointed

A further commissioning support service (CSS) managing director has been appointed by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. Professor John Parkes will be Managing Director of Greater East Midlands CSS. Professor Parkes was previously Chief Executive of NHS Milton Keynes and NHS Northamptonshire PCT Cluster. At the same time the NHS CBA has confirmed that Ming […]

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Board Authority appoints first CSS managing directors and announces decision to host

The first round of appointments to commissioning support service (CSS) managing director posts has been made by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. Nine appointments have been made, while discussions are ongoing with others. The successful appointees, and their current CSSs, are: Robert Bacon – Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull Commissioning Support Service Stephen Childs – […]

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Commissioning Support Bulletin – Issue 3, 9 July 2012

Welcome from Dr Joe Rafferty Board Authority appoints first CSS managing directors and announces decision to host Business review and assurance update CSS ‘externalisation’ work gets underway HR update Communications and engagement services News in brief Welcome to the monthly Commissioning Support Bulletin from the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. I’m very pleased to say that […]

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Commissioning Support Bulletin – Issue 2, 28 May 2012

Contents CSS Learning Network engages with Sir David Nicholson and Dame Barbara Hakin Recruitment of managing directors for CSSs CCG indicative running cost allowances CSS development plans Next steps for communications and engagement services Update on the ‘at scale’ offers Key learnings from simulation exercise Checkpoint 2 customer survey published Checkpoint 3 design and guidance […]

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Checkpoint 2 customer survey

The report of a customer survey, which was carried out with proposed clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS commissioning support services (CSSs) has been published today. The findings show that the over 90% of proposed CCGs are very or quite confident that the arrangements they are putting in place for commissioning support will allow them […]

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Commissioning support services: Outcome of Checkpoint 2

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has today published the results of the second stage in the business review process for commissioning support services (CSSs), known as ‘Checkpoint 2’. The objective of Checkpoint 2 is to assess whether emerging CSSs are on a viable and secure path and have the ability to develop a full business […]

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