Framework agreement for NHS Commissioning Board Authority in place

The Department of Health and the NHS Commissioning Board Authority have jointly signed a framework agreement that sets out the relationship between the two organisations.

The agreement covers roles and responsibilities and lines of accountability, and describes how the Department and the Authority will work together.

See Framework Agreement between the Department of Health and the NHS Commissioning Board Authority
See Annex A: Wider guidance
See Annex B: Finance and accounting responsibilities and delegated authorities
See Annex C: Public and Parliamentary Accountability
See Annex D: Communications

In future the Department will have framework agreements with each of its arm’s length bodies (ALBs).  Framework agreements describe each organisation’s roles and responsibilities and the lines of accountability between the Department and the ALB.

They focus on how the Department and the ALB will work together to support the successful delivery of policy intentions and objectives, and are part of a suite of documents that describe the governance arrangements for that ALB.

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