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Commissioning Healthcare in EnglandEvidence, Policy and Practice$
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Pauline Allen, Kath Checkland, Valerie Moran, and Stephen Peckham

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447346111

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447346111.001.0001

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Context: commissioning in the English NHS

Context: commissioning in the English NHS

(p.15) 2 Context: commissioning in the English NHS
(p.i) Commissioning Healthcare in England

Imelda McDermott

Pauline Allen

Valerie Moran

Anna Coleman

Kath Checkland

Stephen Peckham

Policy Press

Chapter 2 provides the context, setting out the organisation and governance of commissioning in the NHS. It includes a short summary of the architecture of commissioning pre-Health and Social Care Act (HSCA12), and highlights the important changes which were brought about by the Act, including the abolition of Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities, the establishment of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the creation of NHS England, transfer of commissioning responsibilities to different bodies (e.g. public health) and the setting up of local Health and Wellbeing Boards. The chapter also highlights the programme theories underlying the HSCA12, in particular the commitment to competition as a means of improving services and the expected benefits of greater clinical involvement in commissioning.

Keywords:   Commissioning, Health and Social Care Act 2012, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical involvement

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