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In this edition of ‘the month’, NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) publish new planning guidance, updated Choice of Any Qualified Provider implementation packs launched, NHS Standard Contract 2013/14 final draft published, new National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation announced, and penultimate article from Candy Morris on health research in primary care. Plus updates on clinically-led commissioning, Public Health England, education and training, informatics and the new Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), and NHS Property Services Ltd.