malcolm grant

New review of congenital heart disease (CHD) services – update

NHS England has today published a letter from our Chair, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, providing a short update on the new review of congenital heart disease (CHD) services. The letter follows NHS England’s Board meeting held in public on 18 July, which describes […]

Read more

Sir David Nicholson announces plan to retire from NHS

NHS England today (Tuesday) announced that Sir David Nicholson has decided to retire from the NHS, and as Chief Executive of NHS England, in March 2014. Sir David has worked in the NHS for 35 years in over 14 organisations covering all care groups and parts of the NHS. He was NHS Chief Executive for […]

Read more

NHS England: Chairman welcomes new name

The Chairman of the NHS’s new national body has welcomed the change of the organisation’s name to NHS England. The new body, which has until now been known as the NHS Commissioning Board, will have overall responsibility for the £95 billion NHS commissioning budget from 1 April 2013. From this date it will be called […]

Read more

NHS Commissioning Board discusses actions for the future with Robert Francis

At its Board meeting today, held in public, the NHS Commissioning Board met with Robert Francis to discuss his public inquiry report into Mid Staffordshire and the vital changes that need to be made within the NHS. In his contribution, Robert Francis made clear the need to have enforceable contractual arrangements with providers around clear […]

Read more

Statement by Professor Malcolm Grant, Chairman of the NHS Commissioning Board

The Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board, Professor Malcolm Grant, today (Thursday) made the following statement at the organisation’s public board meeting held in Manchester. He said: “I want to make a statement about the Chief Executive. We stand at the moment poised at the commencement of one of the great momentous changes in the […]

Read more