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Primary care groups frustrated by variations in funding

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1026
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    The NHS Executive was heavily criticised by primary care groups in England for its unilateral imposition of excessive rules and regulations, at the second annual conference of the NHS Alliance in Birmingham last week.

    The executive has issued three sets of guidance outlining the roles and responsibilities of primary care groups. These cover local health improvement programmes, health service development through cost effectiveness initiatives and clinical governance, and the commissioning of services.

    But Dr Michael Dixon, chairman of the alliance, which represents over 200 of England's 481 primary care groups, advised participants: …

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