The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed John Wilderspin as Managing Director of Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit. John is currently National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation at the Department of Health. John was previously a Chief Executive in … – Appointment of Managing Director to Central Southern CSU
Healthwatch England, the new national, statutory consumer champion for health and social care in England,is launched today. A key milestone in achieving the government’s vision set out in the White Paper ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS’, Healthwatch England exists … – Healthwatch England launched
Health and wellbeing boards are now well established in shadow form and a good number are already marking their first anniversary. After an initial focus on form, boards have quickly moved on to consider their function. What should they focus … – Should a health and wellbeing board’s main focus be on its membership or its actions?
Shadow health and wellbeing boards are operating in all parts of the country and working to prepare for statutory running from April 2013. Representatives of boards have shown an appetite for products that support boards to assess their progress and … – A new development tool for health and wellbeing boards
In a climate of financial uncertainty, it is tempting to reduce collaboration for fear of losing control over resources but, as John Wilderspin argues, health and wellbeing boards must work creatively and collaboratively to avoid these pitfalls. News is dominated … – Sharing resources and ‘holding the faith’