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Archive of: August, 2011


  • NHS Commissioning Board needs to lead by example

    In a letter to the Health Service Journal, the Alliance’s Chair, Baroness Pitkeathley, has expressed concern about the absence of detail about specialised commissioning in Sir David Nicholson’s recently published report on developing the NHS Commissioning Board. The letter suggests that the Board will need to set the highest standards in commissioning services for which it has direct responsibility if it is to exercise effective leadership in the NHS more widely. This should start with a clear vision for specialised commissioning enunciated at the top.