As part of the Government's drive to reduce red tape, the Department of Health (DH) is proposing to use a legislative reform order to amend the NHS Act 2006. The order will enable:
- two or more CCGs to form a joint committee when carrying out their functions; and
- CCGs and NHS England to jointly exercise CCG functions.
The draft order has been laid in Parliament and is awaiting approval, and can be found here. This is obviously an improvement, but still plenty of red tape left for DH's bonfire.