LPNs will be hosted and supported by 27 area teams which make up the NHS CB, with the area team medical director being responsible for ensuring that local networks are effective.
LEHNs will be one part of a family of managed clinical networks which the NHS CB sees as integral to its new clinical leadership structure.
The challenge is that LEHNs now need to be established and developed effectively in all area teams across England, in accordance with the values and principles of the NHS CB. A single operating framework to guide LEHN establishment, development and functioning has been produced by the NHS CB.
FROM April 1, 2013, all NHS services will be commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB
) said the nine trusts have been "outliers" on the Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) for two years running.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 abolishes PCTs and creates the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB
) and clinical commissioning groups.
It is the NHS CB
which will determine whether or not to grant applications for new pharmacies and such things as changes in core hours.
NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB
) medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh is to launch an immediate investigation into five trusts which had higher-than-average death rates for the last two years.