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Data on diabetes care should be used to identify poorly performing CCGs, say MPs

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i403 (Published 22 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i403
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

By April 2016 information gathered from GPs in England on how they care for patients with diabetes should be used to identify clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that are performing below the national average, an MPs’ report has recommended.1

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, which scrutinises public spending, has called for “significant action” to reduce variations in diabetes care and outcomes in across the country.

Since its last report on diabetes in 2012 the committee noted some progress in improving outcomes for people with diabetes. But significant variations exist in the routine care and support patients receive, and the number of patients with complications …

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