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Simon Stevens started his role as Chief Executive of NHS England on 1 April 2014

Simon Stevens started his role as Chief Executive of NHS England on 1 April 2014.

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The government published its response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report Public expenditure on health and social care on 4 April 2014

In its response to the Health Select Committee’s report Public expenditure on health and social care, published on 4 April 2014, the government agreed with the committee’s conclusion that

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The Central Eastern Commissioning Support Unit announced it would be unable to continue operating after October 2014

The Central Eastern Commissioning Support Unit announced it would be unable to continue operating in its current form after October 2014.

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NHS England expressed concerns over the financial challenges facing the NHS in May 2014

Papers produced by NHS England for its May board meeting generated media attention as NHS England had openly suggested that the 2014/15 financial year would be extremely challenging.

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Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced an opportunity for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to expand their commissioning powers by co-commissioning primary care in May 2014

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced plans to allow clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to co-commission primary care on 1 May 2014.

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It was reported that clinical commissioning groups in north west London were intending to bring their commissioning support services back in-house in May 2014

In May 2014, eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the north west London area agreed to bring commissioning support services back in-house.

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Simon Stevens outlined his vision for the NHS in his speech to the NHS Confederation Conference on 4 June 2013

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, addressed the NHS Confederation annual conference in Liverpool on 4 June 2013, and stated that: ‘NHS commissioners exist to unleash more health an

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It was reported that the commissioning support units would be consolidated into nine alliances

In June 2014, it was reported in the trade press that an NHS England official had announced that the commissioning support units (CSUs) would effectively merge or create partnerships to form nine alli

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NHS England published an update on primary care co-commissioning for its July board meeting in 2014

Following Simon Stevens’ announcement on 1 May 2014 that NHS England was working on a process to allow clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to develop new models for co-commissioning primary car

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NHS England announced a new programme of integrated personal commissioning

Speaking at the annual conference of the Local Government Association, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced that high-need individuals would be offered the chance to control their

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Monitor launched an investigation into the commissioning of cancer surgery services in Greater Manchester by NHS England in August 2013

The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust made a complaint about the way in which specialist cancer surgery services were commissioned in Grea

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Monitor published the final report on its investigation into the commissioning of elective services in Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre

In September 2013, Spire Heathcare Limited had complained to Monitor that Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG were in breach of their legal responsibilities to prom

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NHS England leaders published the NHS five year Forward View

NHS England leaders published the NHS five year Forward View

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NHS England published Next steps towards primary care co-commissioning

Primary care co-commissioning was one of the key changes set out in the NHS five year Forward View, published in October 2014.

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Monitor announced that it would investigate the commissioning of community services in Devon

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, a provider of acute and community services, had made a complain about the decision by NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to

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Labour published its ten-year plan for health and social care

Labour’s ten-year plan for health and social care described the party’s vision for the future of health and social care services if it were to win the 2015 General Election.

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NHS England signed a memorandum of understanding with Greater Manchester’s NHS commissioners and local authorities to devolve NHS functions

NHS and local government leaders announced plans to combine health and social care budgets for Greater Manchester worth £6 billion in 2015/16 which would involve the devolution of NHS functions.

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NHS England announced the demonstrator sites selected as part of the integrated personal commissioning programme

On 9 March 2015 it was announced that the first wave of the integrated personal commissioning (IPC) programme would go live on 1 April.

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NHS England’s area teams were rationalised

As part of NHS England’s organisational change programme, NHS England’s 27 area teams were merged to form four regional teams (London, Midlands, North and South).

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63 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) took control of their primary care budgets

On 10 April 2015 it was announced that 63 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) would take on full responsibility for their area’s primary care budgets.

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The Conservative Party Manifesto was published

In its 2015 manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged to: Deliver a strong NHS through a strong economy, with a commitment to increase NHS spending in England in real terms by a minimum of £

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