Consortia must show multi-professional leadership to be allowed to commission

Consortia must show multi-professional involvement and leadership at all levels or they should not be allowed to commission, the NHS Future Forum has said.

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The forum’s Clinical Advice and Leadership report also stresses the importance of involving a wide range of clinicians.

In addition, it recommends that commissioning consortia should have a duty to promote research and innovation and the use of research evidence in the NHS.

The NHS Future Forum Clinical Advice and Leadership report said there must be:

  • genuine multi-professional involvement and leadership at all levels.
  • strengthened duties on commissioning consortia to secure multi-professional input to the commissioning process
  • assessment of the skills, capacity and capability of commissioning consortia should be placed at the heart of the authorisation and annual assessment process. 
  • multi-speciality ‘clinical senates’ to provide advice to commissioning consortia, health and wellbeing boards and the NHS Commissioning Board

The NHS Future Forum Clinical Advice and Leadership report said: 'Assessment of the skills, capacity and capability of commissioning consortia should be placed at the heart of the authorisation and annual assessment process.

'Where commissioning consortia cannot demonstrate readiness to take on their new responsibilities they should not be allowed to do so.

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