King’s Fund: Name change for NHS Commissioning Board

Use of the name ‘NHS England’ by the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB)

From the 1st April the NHS Commissioning Board will change its name to NHS England. The main aim of NHS England is to improve the health outcomes for people in England. It will set the overall direction and priorities for the NHS as a whole. Chairman Malcolm Grant said: “The name ‘NHS England’ gives people a greater sense of what the organisation is because it is more closely aligned to the responsibilities of the new organisation, which are to achieve real improvements for patients for every pound invested by the nation in the NHS”.