GPs are outnumbered on boards of clinical commissioning groups

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 20 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4949
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

GPs have taken less than half of the seats on the new boards of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England and in some parts of the country make up just a fifth of boards.

A survey by Pulse magazine shows that GPs are in the minority on the boards of the fledgling CCGs—the organisations that will assume responsibility for commissioning from April 2013.

The survey of 100 CCGs found that in total just under half (49%) of board posts have been filled by GPs. In a handful, GPs make up only one in five members.

The make up of these CCG boards shows that managers and finance officers total 20% of the positions, with the remaining 31% filled …

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