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The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has appointed David Stout as Managing Director of Hertfordshire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) and Essex CSU. David is currently Deputy Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation. David will take on the role of Managing Director for both of these organisations from October 2012, and they will continue to be run […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has announced the appointment of two director posts in the Medical Directorate: Prof Steve Field (currently a GP in inner city Birmingham; Chair of the National Inclusion Health Board and Chair of the NHS Future Forum) has been appointed to the role of Deputy National Medical Director (Health Inequalities). Prof […]
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 […]