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Message for HCPCN from Sir David Nicholson

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Message for HCPCN from Sir David Nicholson

To illustrate the importance of this network and in particular our "Translating Aspiration into Action" event on 13 December 2011, we are delighted that Sir David Nicholson has sent this personal message to network members:

"It is great that you are all here under the umbrella of the Healthcare Professionals Commissioning Network. Creating a clinically-led commissioning system starts with the practice and then clinical commissioning groups are the organisations that bring together healthcare professionals from across local communities. All of you have a critical contribution to make as we create a system in which decisions are clinically-led and where we capture the evidence that will drive real improvements in outcomes for our patients and citizens.

"We must innovate to create truly integrated and productive services and will do that by bringing together commissioners with clinical experts and providers, to harness the intelligence of all healthcare professionals in commissioners’ decision making.  This is why it is commendable that this group is acting now on its ambition to help commissioning groups be the best they can be, in driving real improvement.  Increased clinical inclusion and leadership is central to the new commissioning system and you have my full support as you work together today to determine how each of you will take the initiative locally, to bring others with you and get the best for our patients.“

Sir David Nicholson