Commissioning

We have designed the new commissioning system around local decision making and reduced bureaucracy because we believe this will lead to more effective outcomes for patients and more efficient use of services for the NHS.

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Response to consultation on proposals for commissioners to deliver best value published

13 February 2013 update* The Department of Health’s response to the consultation on proposals to protect patients’ interests by ensuring commissioners operate within a framework of rules to secure the best clinical services for patients and deliver best value has … Read more → – Response to consultation on proposals for commissioners to deliver best value published

How can health and wellbeing boards implement the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy?

Health and wellbeing board members and officers, along with Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local authority colleagues, are invited to join a Webex discussion on the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy on 31 October 2012 at 10.15 – 11.00. Prof. Huon … Read more → – How can health and wellbeing boards implement the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy?

Views invited on JSNAs and JHWSs draft guidance

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs) are about the NHS, local government and communities working together to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce inequalities. The Department has worked with stakeholders to develop and … Read more → – Views invited on JSNAs and JHWSs draft guidance

Chair of Healthwatch England appointed

The first Chair of Healthwatch England has been appointed. Anna Bradley has joined as a member of the board of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and brings with her a wealth of regulatory and consumer advocacy experience. Anna will step … Read more → – Chair of Healthwatch England appointed

More guidance for CCGs released

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for assessors undertaking desk top review.  It is an accompaniment to Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for applicants and covers: the overarching principles, approach  and methodology … Read more → – More guidance for CCGs released