Andrea Sutcliffe

Andrea Sutcliffe is chief executive of the Appointments Commission

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    Andrea Sutcliffe: advice on delivering effective NHS care


    As the Healthcare Commission cleared the decks in preparation for the launch of the Care Quality Commission on 1 April, some of its final reports made chastening reading for all of us involved in the delivery of healthcare that should be safe, effective and a good experience for patients.

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    Andrea Sutcliffe on embedding quality in the NHS


    As other HSJ columnists have pointed out, the NHS operating framework for 2009-10, published by the Department of Health in December, sets out a challenging agenda for boards over the next year.

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    Andrea Sutcliffe on PCT provider services


    In recent weeks, I have been contacted by increasing numbers of chairs and non-executives who are struggling with the governance arrangements for the separation of their provider services.

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    Andrea Sutcliffe on transforming the NHS


    NHS 60 week was full of celebration of the past and, as Lord Darzi unveiled his plans for the next 10 years, full of promise for the future.

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    Andrea Sutcliffe on non-executives' time commitments


    One of the most enjoyable parts of my job at the Appointments Commission is attending the induction courses we hold for new non-executive directors. I am always impressed by the quality and experience of the people I meet and by their enthusiasm and commitment.

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    Andrea Sutcliffe on giving credit where due


    At the 2008 chairs' conference held in January, health secretary Alan Johnson ended his keynote address by expressing his 'enormous gratitude' for the important work chairs do for the NHS.