But Dr Jenner believes it will have to be big. ‘It will need quite a lot of regional offices. Apart from managing at least 500 consortiums they have the other 5% of things consortiums don’t do. My guess is that there could be 30 regional offices but it could be more.’Hardly a cost-saver, but then none of this is about saving us any money, it is all about Lansley selling off anything that isn't nailed down. Worryingly:
In common with other boards, the NHS Commissioning Board is likely to have a chief executive and executive directors as well as a chair and non-executive directors. This means the likely involvement of the Appointments Commission and a possible way in for the private sector in non-executive director roles.So the private sector will be in charge of the privatising. I guess that makes sense.