Clinical commissioning groups’ performance will be formally assessed

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 08 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3101
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1Liverpool

The performance of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is to be assessed using a formal set of criteria currently being developed by the King’s Fund health think tank for the Department of Health and NHS England, the health secretary has announced.

Jeremy Hunt said that the resulting data, which will be made public, will also be used to determine which trusts need extra help and qualify for the interventional “success regimes” outlined earlier this week by Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive.1

In his keynote speech to the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool on 4 June, Hunt said that the metrics would be used to look at healthcare provision in every part of the country in a bid …

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