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Health committee questions minister about reform of NHS Commissioning

15 December 2010

Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, gives oral evidence about the implementation of the proposals to reform NHS commissioning outlined in government’s White Paper 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS'.

Background

The health committee inquiry into NHS Commissioning has been examining a number of themes, many of which are likely to feature during this session:

  • Clinical engagement in commissioning
  • The participation of new entrants and scope for innovation
  • The role of the Third Sector 
  • Specialist Service commissioning
  • Patient voices in decision-making 
  • The role of the NHS Commissioning Board
  • The legal framework for commissioning consortia
  • The interface with the Public Health Service
  • Integration of health with social care and service reconfiguration
  • Transitional arrangements
  • Resource allocation - and where the “buck stops”
  • Accountability arrangements and the role of Health Watch

Witnesses

The meeting starts on Wednesday 15 December at 9.15am.

  • Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health
  • Dame Barbara Hakin DBE, National Managing Director of Commissioning Development, Department of Health
  • Dr David Colin-Thomé OBE, National Director for Primary Care, Department of Health

Further Information

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