Pre-appointment hearing for Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board

Inquiry status: Report published

The Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board will provide strategic leadership and vision for NHS commissioning. The NHS Commissioning Board is a major part of the Government’s plan to modernise the NHS. It will:

  • directly commission certain services including: primary medical care, specialised commissioning, offender and some military health; 

  • promote patient choice; 

  • ensure a comprehensive system of Clinical Commissioning Groups, and supporting and holding them to account; 

  • allocate and account for NHS resources; and

  • reduce inequalities in access to healthcare.


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