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Topic: nhs commissioning board

May 22, 2012
CCGs should be able to exclude “dysfunctional” practices.

CCGs should be allowed to exclude "dysfunctional" practices that pose a threat to the local health economy.

May 4, 2012
The NHS Commissioning Board has confirmed the 35 CCGs who have chosen to take part.

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has confirmed 35 CCGs have chosen to take part in the first wave of applications for authorisation.

Applications for authorisation will take place in four waves from July 2012 to January 2013.

Dame Barbara Hakin, National Director of Commissioning Development at the NHS CB, said the confirmation of the CCGs that will be assessed in waves 2, 3 and 4 are to be expected "shortly".

She praised all emerging CCGs for making "fantastic progress" to prepare themselves for authorisation.

March 19, 2012
The chair of the RCGP has called upon a private law firm to produce some much-needed guidance to support CCGs in coping with disengaged practices

The chair of the RCGP has called upon a private law firm to produce some much-needed guidance to support CCGs in coping with disengaged practices. 

Speaking at a commissioning roundtable hosted by Management in Practice's sister title GP Business last week (13 March), Dr Clare Gerada said there is a lack of centrally written guidance to advise how CCGs and their participating GP practices alike cope when conflicts arise. 

October 11, 2011
The idea the health secretary should have legal responsibility for the NHS “does not hold good today”, says Lord Howe

The idea that the health secretary should have legal responsibility for the NHS "does not hold good today", said Tory Health Minister Lord Howe.

Kicking off the second reading of the Health and Social Care Bill in the House of Lords today (11 October), Lord Howe (pictured) said the proposed NHS reforms are of "profound importance" for patients.

September 12, 2011
The NHS Alliance and the National Association of Primary Care aim to put CCGs "at the heart of the new NHS"

The NHS Alliance and the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) have teamed up to form an independent body to give clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) a "united voice".

The coalition aims to ensure CCGs are at the heart of the new NHS as opposed to "being controlled by the centre and overburdened by statutory responsibilities."