The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has today published its Annual Report and Accounts 2011/12 covering the period from October 2011 to March 2012.
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, NHS Commissioning Board Authority said:
“The five months covered by this annual report have seen an unprecedented amount of change as we work to create a clinically-led commissioning system focused firmly on improving health outcomes.
“Working with clinicians and managers in emerging clinical commissioning groups and with those in strategic health authority and primary care trust clusters, a huge amount has been achieved and we are seeing the green shoots of clinical commissioning already beginning to make a difference in many parts of the country. This is down to the hard work and commitment of all those involved, in every part of the health system.
“There is an incredible amount still to do, but we must build on the achievements made and included in this report. I am confident that in the months and years ahead, we will have a clinically-led system, connected directly to the needs and aspirations of patients and local people, that is underpinned by the values of the NHS Constitution and that will lead the transformation and improvement of health and wellbeing throughout England.”