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The NHS Commissioning Board today announces the forthcoming departure of its Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Ian Dalton CBE. Ian will be moving to BT Global Services to take up the position of President of Global Health. Ian has held a number of very senior roles within the NHS including Chief Executive of […]
Sir David Nicholson apologises to people of Mid Staffordshire and pledges positive and swift response to public inquiry
“We must give patients much more clout”, says NHS chief Sir David Nicholson has apologised to the people of Mid Staffordshire on behalf of the NHS, saying it had “let people down in the most devastating way”. He made it clear that “apologies are not enough” and pledged to respond positively and swiftly to the […]
Learning sites will build partnerships between local health and social care commissioners and charity, community and social enterprise sector
Communities across England will receive funding to help them build partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) charities, community groups and social enterprises, thanks to a major investment by the NHS Commissioning Board. Twelve areas will receive up to £50,000 each to support the Building Health Partnerships Programme – development and national sharing of best practice […]
Today the NHS Commissioning Board has published the Way Forward: Clinical Senates. Clinical Senates will be established across the country from April 2013 to play a unique role in the commissioning system by providing strategic clinical advice and leadership across a broad geographical area to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), health and wellbeing boards (HWB) and […]
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has today published a document which supports the planning for Direct Commissioning responsibilities for 2013/14. Supporting planning for 2013/14 for Direct Commissioning follows the publication of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 which outlined the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from April 2013 – […]
The National Quality Board (NQB) has published its final 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 Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NICE, the General Medial Council, the […]
NHS Commissioning Board authorises second wave of clinical commissioning groups, taking total to 101, serving more than 28 million people Local clinicians have now been given the green light to take control of the NHS budget in almost half of England’s local health communities, the new independent NHS Commissioning Board announced today. The NHS Commissioning […]
The NHS Commissioning Board today announces that it is to review the model of urgent and emergency services in England. The review, led by Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, will set out proposals for the best way of organising care to meet the needs of patients. The review team will work with clinical commissioning groups […]
Ming Tang has been appointed as Director for Data and Information Management Systems at the NHS Commissioning Board and will be leaving her role as Managing Director of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) later this month. Alison Hughes, Managing Director of West Yorkshire CSU, will now also take responsibility for South Yorkshire […]
New specialised commissioning draft service specifications and a clinical policy added to the consultation
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has added seven new draft service specifications and a further clinical policy for specialised commissioning to its consultation. The consultation period for these new additions will run from 11 January to 22 February 2013. The service specifications and clinical commissioning policies are important in clearly defining what the NHS […]