The NHS Commissioning Board has contracted management consultancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) to support the CCG authorisation process.
The £3.4m contract covers such functions as document assessment and assessor training as well as moderation and evaluation of the process.
PwC will also provide panel members for the CCG ‘panel visits’ that form part of the assessment process.
Dame Barbara Hakin, introducing the contract to the Board, noted that it was important not to “underestimate the magnitude of the CCG authorisation process”.
The authorisation support contract will run from 22 May to 31 March 2013.
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