STRUCTURE: East Riding CCG, which covers the area of East Riding of Yorkshire PCT, has submitted its authorisation application.

The deadline for the first wave of authorisation applicants was 2 July. Dame Barbara Hakin, National Director for Commissioning Development at the Board Authority, said: “I am delighted that the CCG authorisation process is beginning on schedule and that we have received all 35 applications in full from the CCGs in wave one.

“I wish to thank CCGs for their energy and commitment; all CCGs are working incredibly hard to set themselves up as effective and safe health commissioning organisations by April 2013 and it is inspiring to see the process get off to a good start.”