Letters Clinical commissioning groups

Kicking clinical commissioning groups into the long grass

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5690 (Published 25 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5690
  1. W Lumb, GP and chief clinical information officer1
  1. 1NHS Cumbria CCG, Sedbergh Medical Practice, Sedbergh LA10 5DL, UK
  1. williamlumb{at}nhs.net

The ink isn’t dry on the act of parliament; we all play at musical chairs and keeping the lights on; yet some seem to have decided that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) aren’t fit for purpose.1 They have been live for only five months, so there can’t be any evidence that CCGs are failing. That CCGs have multiple detractors is clear. Finally there was the …

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