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The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document setting out how the management of IT systems will be organised for health care for armed forces and their families. Securing excellence in IT services: Operating model for armed forces and their families health services provides a system which ensures the safe transfer of armed […]
West Yorkshire Commissioning Support Unit and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit are to join together to form one commissioning support unit (CSU). Alison Hughes, the managing director of West Yorkshire CSU, has recently been leading the two separate organisations, but will now take responsibility for overseeing their coming together to form West and […]
NHS Commissioning Board sets out interim arrangements for Deputy CEO ahead of competition for permanent role
The NHS Commissioning Board today announced interim arrangements for the post of Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive. Later this year the Board plans to advertise for a permanent replacement. Dame Barbara Hakin, currently the Board’s National Director for Commissioning Development, will take up the role on a temporary basis from the second half […]
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has published the single operating model for the commissioning of offender health services. From April 2013, the NHS CB will be introducing a step change in the commissioning of offender health services. The intention is to move away from regionally and locally isolated commissioning to a clear and consistent […]
View the agenda and board papers The board meeting was broadcast live as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can view separate recordings of each agenda item below: Parts one and two Welcome and opening remarks Item 2 – Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry Report Chief Executive’s report […]
The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed Neil Churchill as the Director of Patient Experience (Domain 4). In this new and exciting role, Neil will ensure that improving patient experience is at the heart of the system, providing leadership for patient experience across the NHS and taking leadership responsibility for improvement of domain four of the NHS outcomes framework, patient […]
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has published the single operating model for the commissioning of health care for the armed forces and members of their families who are registered with Defence Medical Services (DMS) GP practices. The Securing Excellence in Commissioning for the Armed Forces and their Families document sets out where commissioning responsibility […]
As in previous years, all commissioners and providers are required to vary all contracts, which will run on beyond 31 March 2013 in order to incorporate policy requirements for the coming commissioning year. For the year 2013/14 these policy requirements are those set out in the NHS Commissioning Board’s publication Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients […]
One way of managing a personal health budget is a direct payment for healthcare, where money is given directly to an individual for the management of their NHS care. They are currently only lawful within pilot sites. The Government’s intention is to roll out personal health budgets more widely, including extending the use of direct payments, by updating the regulations […]
At its Board meeting today, held in public, the NHS Commissioning Board met with Robert Francis to discuss his public inquiry report into Mid Staffordshire and the vital changes that need to be made within the NHS. In his contribution, Robert Francis made clear the need to have enforceable contractual arrangements with providers around clear […]