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Letters Too late to stop the bill?

How accountable will clinical commissioning groups be?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1216
  1. Chris Newdick, professor of law1
  1. 1University of Reading, Foxhill House, Reading RG6 7BA, UK
  1. c.newdick{at}

In response to McKee’s concerns about privatising NHS commissioning,1 the secretary of state says that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) “will always be accountable for their commissioning decisions.”2 Currently, primary care trusts are public bodies staffed by public employees with no …

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