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Head of NHS praises GPs’ plans for commissioning

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7752 (Published 14 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7752
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

The head of the NHS in England has praised GPs’ early plans for how they will take charge of commissioning care services from next year.

David Nicholson, the NHS’s chief executive, told MPs on the parliamentary health select committee that he had been impressed with the plans made so far by the new GP led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) as part of an ongoing authorisation process.

The committee, holding an evidence session as part of its inquiry into public expenditure on 13 November, asked Nicholson how savings were being made in the NHS—in line with the government’s expectation of …

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