The NHS Commissioning Board website reports that West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Units are to merge.
Commissioning Support Units have been set up under the 2012 Health & Social Care Act, and are supposed to support the Clinical Commissioning Groups in their areas.
The West Yorkshire CSU business plan is being prepared by Pete Thomas, a Leeds KPMG employee on secondment from the global accountancy tax and financial advisory company. CSUs are widely expected to become privatised within the next 2-3 years.
It’s not clear how the CSUs’ merger will affect Clinical Commissioning Groups.