NHS England

NHS England (known as the NHS Commissioning Board in the Health and Social Care Act 2012) is an Organisation.

The NHS Commissioning Board was established as an independent body, at arm's length to the Government, from October 2012 and took on its full range of responsibilities once it became established on 1 April 2013.

The NHS Commissioning Board has adopted the name NHS England.

From 1 April 2019, NHS England and NHS Improvement are working together as a new single Organisation to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for PATIENTS.

The main aim of NHS England is to improve the health outcomes for people in England.

NHS England empowers and supports clinical leaders at every level of the NHS through Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Clinical Networks and Clinical Senates and helps Health Care Providers make genuinely informed decisions to provide high quality SERVICES.

For further information on NHS England, see the NHS England website at: What does NHS England do?.


This supporting information is also known by these names:
formerlyNHS Commissioning Board Authority
alsoknownasNHS Commissioning Board