Dame Barbara is the National Managing Director of Commissioning Development responsible for overseeing development of the new commissioning architecture.
Barbara is well known for her role in the development of clinical commissioning, in particular the redesign of services to move care into the community and primary care setting. She has also championed services to reduce inequalities and has been instrumental in promoting the equality and diversity agenda at both local and national level.
Preparations for the new commissioning world continue at a great pace and life seems no less hectic. Much of my time over the past few weeks has been taken up interviewing for Commissioning Support Service Managing Directors. The successful appointees were announced last week, and we are now into a second recruitment round, which will […]
Last week we reached a real landmark moment in the journey towards developing CCGs and the new clinically-led commissioning system. As you will have heard, we now have proposed CCGs covering the whole of England. That means 212 groups of practices have chosen to come together to shape and commission services to deliver better care, […]
The pace is picking up now in terms of establishing CCGs, with less than ten months left until the new system goes live in April 2013. Across the country, groups of practices have been coming together and identifying the shape and configuration of their CCG. It is a fantastic achievement that these geographies are now […]