NHS Commissioning Board Authority

The Secretary of State holds regular accountability meetings with Professor Malcolm Grant, Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board Authority, usually on a bimonthly basis. These meetings are also attended by Sir David Nicholson in his role of Chief Executive of the Authority.

The Secretary of State has decided that the minutes for these meetings will be published. This will continue as the Authority becomes the NHS Commissioning Board. Publication of the minutes is designed to ensure transparency, so that the NHS and the public at large can see what the Board and the Department are discussing as part of their formal accountability relationship.

This represents an unprecedented level of openness in the Government’s relationship with the NHS. It sits alongside the transparency provided by the Secretary of State’s Mandate, which will set the objectives of the Government clearly and in good time to allow the NHS Commissioning Board and the rest of the NHS to plan in response to them. Together, the Mandate and the open approach to accountability represent a more mature and productive relationship between Government and the NHS.

NHS Commissioning Board Authority: Accountability Meeting January 2013

The Secretary of State’s fourth accountability meeting with the Commissioning Board Authority held on 15 January 2013 discussed the following issues: Update on progress – Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board Ways of working – NHSCB and DH CCG authorisation … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board Authority: Accountability Meeting January 2013

NHS Commissioning Board Authority: Accountability Meeting June 2012

The Secretary of State’s third accountability meeting with the Commissioning Board Authority held on 25 June 2012 discussed the following issues: update from senior departmental sponsor progress on recruiting new positions in the Board progress on developing clinical commissioning groups … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board Authority: Accountability Meeting June 2012

NHS Commissioning Board Authority: Accountability Meeting April 2012

The Secretary of State’s second accountability meeting with the Commissioning Board Authority held on 30 April 2012 discussed the following issues. NHS Commissioning Board Authority Business Plan and Operating Model The Mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board Authority Establishment: progress, … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board Authority: Accountability Meeting April 2012