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GPs’ initial enthusiasm for clinical commissioning groups is waning, report says

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h453 (Published 26 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h453
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Clinical commissioning groups in England are at risk of becoming unsustainable, with GPs reporting lower levels of engagement, and cuts to management budgets, a new report concludes.

The report, from the health policy think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the King’s Fund, also highlights the pressure placed on GPs’ time and capacity by CCGs and potential problems recruiting and retaining GP leaders in the future.1

The report is the second of a three part study tracking the development of six CCGs across England. It was based on 72 interviews with GP leaders and GP members of CCGs, an online survey of 279 GPs without a …

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