Practice based commissioning is “here to stay,” government says

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 06 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b943
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. 1London

    The Department of Health has insisted that practice based commissioning is “here to stay,” despite continuing evidence that many GPs in England remain reluctant to take part.

    The latest quarterly MORI survey of GPs shows that 73% have now received a practice based budget, 67% have agreed a commissioning plan, and 56% are commissioning services. But support for the policy has actually fallen slightly, from 64% in the last survey to 62% now.

    Speaking at the launch of the health department’s new “vision” for practice based commissioning, the national clinical director for primary care, David Colin-Thome, …

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