Nicola King is Head of Commissioning Skills in the Commissioning System Development support team.
For the last year she has been leading a programme of work to support the development of CCGs. One of the things that CCGs have been asking for is support to develop governance arrangements that suit the new organisational form of CCGs and which are light on bureaucracy while being rigorous in providing assurance to their full range of stakeholders.
She has supported a task and finish group of the NHS Commissioning Assembly CCG development working group to commission a piece of work from the Good Governance Institute to assist CCGs with this.
Nicola has worked in the NHS for 25 years. She originally trained as a pharmacist and was a specialist in cardiothoracic medicine before moving into general management roles more than ten years ago.