Commissioning

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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CSS Managing Director recruitment process starts

The job description and online recruitment process for the NHS commissioning support service managing director posts have been published at www.cssleaders.co.uk SHA cluster chief executives are being asked to cascade this information to eligible ‘Very Senior Manager’ grade people (VSM) in the NHS and to nominate those who they feel are able to demonstrate strong […]

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Wave 1 applications for CCG authorisation

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has today confirmed the 35 aspiring clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) who have chosen to be assessed in the first wave of applications for authorisation. These are: Bassetlaw Blackpool Bedfordshire Calderdale Cumbria Dudley East & North Herts East Leicestershire & Rutland East Riding Gloucestershire Great Yarmouth & Waveney Islington Kernow (Cornwall) […]

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Authorisation: Final draft guide published and next steps outlined

Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for applicants has been published following its formal ratification at the Board meeting of the NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) on 13 April 2012. The guide is still formally a ‘draft’ because the authorisation regulations have yet to be passed by Parliament. As such, the final version is […]

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Commissioning intelligence report

A draft report and associated model has been published which provides feedback on the results of a large-scale engagement exercise to understand the information and intelligence requirements of emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The requirements have been presented in the form of a Commissioning Intelligence Model, which has been developed to facilitate discussions between local […]

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Commissioning Outcomes Framework consultation

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has launched its first consultation on potential indicators for the proposed 2013/14 Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF). Comments are invited on 120 indicators, which cover a broad range of topics, including mental health, cancer and asthma. The COF will hold Clinical Commissioning Groups to account for the […]

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Commissioning Outcomes Framework – Engagement Document

The NHS Commissioning Board Special Health Authority is engaging with key stakeholders to develop emerging proposals for the Commissioning Outcomes Framework. This will drive local improvements in the quality of NHS services for patients. Clinical Commissioning Groups, patient and professional organisations are looking at the Board Authority’s proposals for how the Framework can be used […]

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