|non-departmental public body overview|
|Formed||April 1, 2013|
|non-departmental public body executives||Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBE, Chairman
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive
|Parent department||Department of Health|
NHS England oversees the budget, planning, delivery and day-to-day operation of the commissioning side of the NHS in England as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It holds the contracts for GPs and NHS dentists.
NHS England is the operating name of the NHS Commissioning Board and, before that, the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. It was set up as a special health authority of the NHS in October 2011 as the forerunner to becoming an NDPB on 1 April 2013. It was renamed NHS England on 26 Mar 2013. Its legal name remains the NHS Commissioning Board.