General practices should beware CCG constitutions with performance management clauses, says BMA

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 19 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4210
  1. Helen Jaques, news reporter
  1. 1BMJ Careers
  1. hjaques{at}

General practices should not sign up to constitutions that allow clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to manage the performance of member practices, the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee has warned.

The committee has received reports of constitutions having inappropriate clauses with respect to performance management and of CCGs acting beyond the provisions in the Health and Social Care Act.

The committee …

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