Policy paper

Amending the National Health Service Act 2006

Proposals to amend current legislation to remove administrative burdens on clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Department of Health is proposing to use a Legislative Reform Order (LRO) to amend the NHS Act 2006 to:

  • enable 2 or more CCGs to form a joint committee when carrying out their functions
  • enable CCGs and NHS England to jointly exercise CCG functions and form a joint committee when doing so

The draft Order has been laid in parliament and is going through parliamentary procedures for approval.

Read the impact assessment on the Legislative Reform Order.

Published 17 March 2014