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Commissioners in Bristol agree to procurement policy changes after legal challenge

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3966 (Published 13 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3966
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

A clinical commissioning group (CCG) in southwest England has agreed to change its policy on consulting the public about changes to its services after a legal challenge from patients. Bristol CCG’s procurement policy originally omitted to state that the public would be consulted on all stages of its plans to change services, as is required under the law.

The group controls a budget of £500m (€610m; $840m). Patients were …

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