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The NHS Commissioning Board Authority is being asked to approve the timing of the four CCG authorisation waves. A paper going to the 31 May 2012 board meeting outlines how all 212 proposed CCG applicants have now agreed their wave. Applications for CCG authorisation will take place from July to November 2012 and the NHS […]
The Government is setting out its ten-year strategy for transforming the way patients get and use information about their health. The Power of Information sets out plans to give all patients easy and continuous access to their own health records by 2015. From next year people can choose the best care for themselves and their […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has today published the results of the second stage in the business review process for commissioning support services (CSSs), known as ‘Checkpoint 2’. The objective of Checkpoint 2 is to assess whether emerging CSSs are on a viable and secure path and have the ability to develop a full business […]
The job description and online recruitment process for the NHS commissioning support service managing director posts have been published at www.cssleaders.co.uk SHA cluster chief executives are being asked to cascade this information to eligible ‘Very Senior Manager’ grade people (VSM) in the NHS and to nominate those who they feel are able to demonstrate strong […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has announced the appointment of the four Regional Directors in the Operations Directorate. Regional Director, North of England Richard Barker currently Chief Operating Officer, NHS North of England Regional Director, Midlands and the East Dr Paul Watson currently Chief Executive, NHS Suffolk Regional Director, London Dr Anne Rainsberry currently Chief […]
Following the publication of ‘Design of the NHS Commissioning Board’ in February, the design work has continued to evolve. A number of changes to the published document have been approved by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority Chief Executive, Sir David Nicholson, and the group of National Directors, in line with the authority to make these […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has today confirmed the 35 aspiring clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) who have chosen to be assessed in the first wave of applications for authorisation. These are: Bassetlaw Blackpool Bedfordshire Calderdale Cumbria Dudley East & North Herts East Leicestershire & Rutland East Riding Gloucestershire Great Yarmouth & Waveney Islington Kernow (Cornwall) […]
The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint up to three non-executive directors to the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. The board will lead a commissioning system to improve the health outcomes achieved by the NHS in England while securing value from budgets totalling around £80 billion. This is a unique opportunity to take […]
Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for applicants has been published following its formal ratification at the Board meeting of the NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) on 13 April 2012. The guide is still formally a ‘draft’ because the authorisation regulations have yet to be passed by Parliament. As such, the final version is […]
In the latest issue of Public Service Review: Health and Social Care, NHS and Commissioning Board Authority Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson, calls for a system to get the best out of the world-class talent to be found in the National Health Service. Read the article.