Yvonne Sawbridge, HSMC Senior Fellow, is due to lead a session on the skills and competences and role of Nurses in Clinical Commissioning Groups at an event entitled “Developing and supporting the role of nurse board members”, chaired by Stacey McCann, Commissioning Lead - Nursing, NHS England. This one day national event, being held at Austin Court, Birmingham on Thursday 20 March, will look at the importance of this new role of nurse on the CCG board; it will address current challenges facing them and offer solutions and support these nurses need.