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 applicants is designed to help emerging CCGs develop clear plans to progress through the authorisation process and become an authorised CCG.
The guide is still formally a ‘draft’ because the authorisation regulations have yet to be passed by Parliament. As such, the final version is scheduled to be published in October 2012 once the NHS Commissioning Board is established. However, emerging CCGs should use this document as the basis for their authorisation applications.
For more information visit the NHS Commissioning Board Authority website.