GPs should not sit on CCG boards if they have substantial conflicts of interest, government says

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2612
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

GPs should not be on the boards of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) if they have a financial interest in an organisation that provides or is likely to provide “substantial business” to their group, says new guidance from NHS England.

It also advises CCGs that doctors should not sit on their boards if the doctors have interests that would leave them “unable to make a full and proper contribution to the governing body.”1

NHS England issued the guidance after a recent BMJ investigation found that more than a third …

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