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The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has announced the appointment of two director posts: Steve Fairman, currently Director of Improvement & Efficiency, NHS South of England has been appointed Director of Improvement, Development and QIPP; and Felicity Cox, currently Chief Executive, NHS Bedfordshire and Luton PCT Cluster, has been appointed Local Area Team Director for Kent […]
The authorisation process for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is on schedule, with the receipt on 3 September of applications from CCGs in wave 2. All 67 proposed CCGs in the second wave have submitted their applications to the NHS Commissioning Board Authority, which is responsible for supporting the development of CCGs as they move through […]
Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of University Hospital of South Manchester, has been seconded to lead the establishment of a new NHS improvement body starting on 1 October for a 6 month period. The new NHS Improvement Body will be central to build improvement capability at scale across the NHS to enable delivery of transformational change. […]
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. […]