NHS Commissioning Board

The NHS Commissioning Board will be part of a comprehensive commissioning system for healthcare services. Clinical commissioning groups will form the key part of the new structure and they will be responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare services. The Board will have a dual role in that it will both deliver its own commissioning functions and ensure that the whole of the architecture is cohesive, coordinated and efficient.

Views invited on JSNAs and JHWSs draft guidance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 The Department has worked with stakeholders to develop and … Read more → – Views invited on JSNAs and JHWSs draft guidance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

CCG authorisation: final draft guide published

The draft guide for clinical commissioning groups applying for authorisation has been published following its formal ratification at the Board meeting of the NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) on 13 April 2012. Clinical commissioning group authorisation: Draft guide for … Read more → – CCG authorisation: final draft guide published

Health Secretary sets out objectives for NHS Commissioning Board Authority

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has set out the Government’s strategic objectives for the NHS Commissioning Board Authority and the basis against which the Authority will be held to account. The Department of Health will hold the Authority to account for … Read more → – Health Secretary sets out objectives for NHS Commissioning Board Authority