As of 1 October we now have the following bodies taking on their new roles and responsibilities:

  • NHS Commissioning Board– established as an independent body; it will carry out limited functions such as establishing and authorising clinical commissioning groups until it is fully established in April 2013  
  • HealthWatch – and Local HealthWatch are established  
  • Health Education England – operating in shadow form, taking on some functions  
  • Monitor – starts to take on its new regulatory functions  
  • NHS Trust Development Authority – taking on responsibility for non-executive appointments to NHS trusts and for overseeing the 2013/14 planning round  
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups – some CCGs will become statutory bodies and by April 2013, they will take on full responsibility for commissioning strategy