We will develop excellent relationships with our ALBs and executive agencies:
- build common purpose and partnership across the ALB and executive agency sector, in a way that recognises the unique roles of different organisations, their duties and powers, and the distinct national leadership they each provide
- develop a more systematic approach to sponsorship, which ensures clear strategic direction with robust, transparent assessment of performance and the establishment of framework agreements with the Department. For the NHS Commissioning Board this includes developing and issuing the first Mandate
- help provide leadership for quality alignment across the national system, through the work of the National Quality Board (NQB), and articulate future arrangements from 2013
- develop collaborative and shared service arrangements to deliver best value corporate support and back office services.