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Monitor has today launched the draft Commissioner Requested Services and Protected Services Guidance for consultation. The guidance sets out a process for commissioners to follow to ensure that key NHS services remain available for patients if a provider gets into serious financial difficulty. Commissioner Requested Services are services that will be considered by the commissioner […]
Maintaining and improving quality in the new health system – National Quality Board report published
The National Quality Board have published a report setting out how quality will be maintained and improved in the new health system. The NQB brings together the national organisations across the health system responsible for quality including the NHS Commissioning Board Authority, the Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NICE, the General […]
National Director: Commissioning Development Dame Barbara Hakin has provided an update on the hosting charge which the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) will require commissioning support units (CSUs) to pay. She said the NHS CB is hoping to agree a charge that is less than the 50p per head figure that the NHS Commissioning Board […]
A further commissioning support unit (CSU) managing director has been appointed by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. Tim Andrews will be Managing Director of Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral CSU. Tim was previously interim Managing Director of the CSU and Managing Director of the Commissioning Lab. Further details of CSU managing director appointments are available here: Board […]
NHS Chief Executive, David Nicholson, has today written to NHS leaders to set out the next stage in the transition to the new health and care system. In the letters he sets out arrangements to ensure stability and resilience for the current system through transition to the new health and care system from April 2013. […]
The outcome of the business review and assurance process for the majority of the ‘scale’ commissioning support services has been agreed. For the full story see issue 4 of the commissioning support bulletin.
The report of the first CCG and commissioning support service (CSS) scenario workshop has been published on the NHS Commissioning Board Authority’s website. Steering or Rowing? Report from a simulation event which tested how CCGs might utilise CSSs The event, which was run in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, and organised by the Health Services […]
Nick Relph, South London CSU (currently interim Chief Operating Officer) Clodagh Warde Robinson, Surrey and Sussex CSU (currently Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Strategy and New Business at Sussex Community NHS Trust) Maddy Ruff, North Yorkshire and Humber CSU (currently interim MD for North Yorkshire and the Humber CSU) Alison Hughes, West Yorkshire CSU (currently interim […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority is pleased to announce the following Very Senior Manager (VSM) posts have been recruited to: Commissioning Development Directorate: Bob Ricketts has been recruited as Director of Commissioning Support Strategy and Market Development. He is currently Director of Provider Policy at the Department of Health (DH). Patients and Information Directorate: Colin […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) and the Department of Health (DH) have today published further information on implementing the arrangements for emergency preparedness, resilience and response, including the establishment of local health resilience partnerships (LHRP) while maintaining current resilience arrangements. Full details are available on the Department of Health’s website.