General practitioners' role in commissioning

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6931.792b (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:792
  1. P James,
  2. S Ramaiah
  1. Walsall Health Authority, Walsall WS1 1TE.

    EDITOR, - Jonathan P Graffy and Juliet Williams are right to conclude that “health authorities must be prepared to share important decisions and offer representation at every level if a commissioning partnership is to be based on trust.”1 In Walsall this representation in the commissioning of services occurs at three levels.

    Firstly, service review meetings with local providers take place regularly, at which one or often two general practitioners are part …

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