News Archive

Archive of: July, 2006


  • Commissioning Framework

    Publication of the Department of Health’s Commissioning Framework this month marks an important step in the adoption of the Carter Report’s recommendations on specialised commissioning, most of which have been adopted, though important issues such as revision of the National Definition Set remain to be addressed through other channels.

    The Alliance will be seeking to work closely with the Department, the Strategic Health Authorities and others to ensure effective implementation of the new structures and processes for specialised commissioning set out in the Framework. The Alliance is also keen to see the earliest possible establishment of the National Specialised Services Commissioning Group, which will have a key role to play in determining priorities and advising on issues such as the development of Payment by Results.