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The Department of Health has this week published a letter from Dame Barbara Hakin in her role as National Managing Director of Commissioning Development for the Department. The letter is to chief executives of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities and sets out proposed changes to the general medical services (GMS) contract for 2013/2014. […]
The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed John Wilderspin as Managing Director of Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit. John is currently National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation at the Department of Health. John was previously a Chief Executive in both the NHS acute sector and in PCTs. Comments on this page are now closed.
Two proposed clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Birmingham (NHS Birmingham CrossCity and NHS NorthEast Birmingham) have made a pre-application change to their configuration to become NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG. The practices of NorthEast Birmingham CCG will become a locality of Birmingham CrossCity CCG and focus on supporting strategic delivery and local commissioning priorities. This move […]
The membership of the panels which make up the authorisation process for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been agreed. They are: Moderation panel Chair: Dame Barbara Hakin, National Director: Commissioning Development Ian Dalton, Chief Operating Officer (or a deputy) Paul Baumann, National Director: Finance John Bewick, Director, CCG Authorisation Sarah Pinto-Duschinsky, Head of Authorisation Process […]
The NHS Leadership Academy announced the finalists for the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2012. The peer-nominated national awards aim to recognise and celebrate outstanding leadership across the system and to share good leadership practice. The prestigious judging panels, chaired by Jim Easton, did a phenomenal job over the summer ensuring a robust judging process resulting […]
Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups has been published on the Improving Health and Lives website The guide has been written to help CCGs: commission high quality, cost effective general and specialist health services for people with learning disabilities; jointly commission services for people who […]
Dates have been agreed for the key parts of the clinical commissioning group (CCG) authorisation process. Meetings have been set up for each wave of CCGs for: the moderation panel which makes recommendations as to whether a CCG should be fully authorised or authorised with conditions; the conditions panel which considers what support is required […]
Lunchtime session: Wednesday 17 October. Log on from 12:00; the webinar runs from 12:15 – 13:00 The next event in a series of webinar sessions for CCG clinical leaders will take place on Wednesday 17 October. The webinars with the NHS CB’s National Director: Commissioning Development, Dame Barbara Hakin are designed to allow her to […]
The NHS Commissioning Board has announced the appointment of Professor Juliet Beal to Director of Nursing: Quality Improvement and Care. Professor Juliet Beal, previously Director of Nursing (East) at NHS South of England, will be responsible for ensuring that care, compassion and patient experience are at the heart of nursing and midwifery in the health […]
Guidance for NHS trusts on the NHS friends and family test has been published today by the Department of Health. The guidance details the background, requirements and implications of putting into practice a national friends and family test within the NHS. It aims to support those who will be implementing this work. For more information […]