The detailed Winter Health Check plans put in place by the NHS have been outlined by Dame Barbara Hakin. NHS England’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive explained: “We have pulled out all the stops to get ready for this winter. We started planning earlier than ever before and we have taken steps to […]
NHS England has today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that local health and care systems are to receive £250m to ensure the NHS is better prepared for winter. The money will be targeted at local systems which will benefit the most from the extra funding. NHS England, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the […]
NHS England today pledged to support commissioners of NHS 111 services to put in place alternative providers to take over the 111 services provided by NHS Direct to patients. This follows an announcement by NHS Direct that they are seeking to gradually withdraw from their remaining contracts for the NHS 111 service. The decision has […]
Lunchtime session: Wednesday 17 October. Log on from 12:00; the webinar runs from 12:15 – 13:00 The next event in a series of webinar sessions for CCG clinical leaders will take place on Wednesday 17 October. The webinars with the NHS CB’s National Director: Commissioning Development, Dame Barbara Hakin are designed to allow her to […]
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 […]
Dame Barbara speaking from the Commissioning Show about some of the latest developments from the NHS Commissioning Board Authority, including CCG authorisation and board development.
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 NHS Commissioning Board Authority has confirmed the appointment of the following five National Directors: Chief Operating Officer – Ian Dalton (currently Cluster Chief Executive, NHS North of England) Chief of Staff – Jo-Anne Wass (currently NHS Chief of Staff) National Director: Commissioning Development – Dame Barbara Hakin (currently National Managing Director of Commissioning Development) National Director: […]