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For the first time patients requiring specialised treatment can look forward to the same level and standards of care. The NHS Commissioning Board has published the new Operating Model for commissioning specialised services setting out how a single, national system will ensure patients are offered consistent, high quality services across the country. The number of […]
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Conference 2012 will establish the volunteering role of ‘Care Maker’ as a demonstrable legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics and the spirit of London 2012, learning from and building upon the lessons learned from those who volunteered as Gamesmakers. Nursing and Midwifery leaders from both service and education have supported […]
Jim Easton has stepped down from his role as National Director: Transformation at the NHS Commissioning Board and his role as National Director for Improvement and Efficiency at the Department of Health. In a 26 year career in healthcare he has previously been the Chief Executive of South Central Strategic Health Authority and, prior to […]
At the Board meeting on 8 November 2012, National Director: HR, Jo-Anne Wass, provided an update on recruitment and diversity data. This information has now been published. Most very senior management posts have now been appointed to and, while challenging, we are confident that we will have the majority of posts recruited to by next […]
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has made the following national appointments to the Medical Directorate: Barry Cockcroft (currently Chief Dental Officer for the Department of Health) has been appointed Chief Dental Officer Keith Ridge (currently Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for the Department of Health) has been appointed Chief Pharmaceutical Officer James Palmer (currently Medical Director […]
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) and the Department of Health have published their detailed agreement showing how the NHS CB will drive improvements in the health of England’s population through its commissioning of certain public health services. The agreement sets out the outcomes to be achieved in exercising these public health functions and provides […]
You can see the agenda and papers for the meeting. The board meeting was broadcast live as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can view a recording of the board meeting on Ustream, or separate recordings of each agenda item which are available to watch below: Part one Part two […]
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) today welcomed the mandate from the Government on behalf of the organisation. As the NHS CB moves towards taking on its full responsibilities in April 2013, the mandate signals a major step on the road to a more liberated and innovative NHS that […]
Patients and Information John Coulthard (formerly Senior Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Microsoft UK) has been appointed Director of Customer Relations. John will lead the programme to support the NHS become a global leader in customer services, transforming ways in which patients, the public and those who serve them can take more control and make […]
The first anniversary of the launch of the Equality Delivery System (EDS) by Sir David Nicholson is marked by the publication of the report ‘Evaluation of the equality delivery system for the NHS’ which looks at how the EDS has been adopted in NHS organisations. Produced by Shared Intelligence, this report highlights the improved local […]