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Key players for new GP-led commissioning are already leaving jobs

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6272 (Published 04 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6272
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Expert managers in primary care trusts who could provide invaluable help to the new GP-led commissioning consortiums are already accepting redundancy, MPs have been told.

Doctors’ leaders giving evidence to the parliamentary health select committee on 2 November warned that the government should ensure there was a managed transition to the new NHS arrangements in which GP consortiums will control most of the NHS budget.

The worry was that expert managers were already leaving and might have to be re-employed by GP consortiums at a much higher cost from private sector companies.

MPs on the committee quizzed doctor representatives as part of their inquiry into how the government intends …

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