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GPs are rejecting commissioning roles because of lack of interest

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 26 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4369
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1Manchester

Concerns have been raised that GPs are shunning the opportunity to take on leadership roles in clinical commissioning groups in England, with some parts of the country struggling to appoint the required numbers of family doctors.

Speaking at a panel discussion on leadership in the public sector at the NHS Confederation annual conference in Manchester last week, Clare Gerada, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said that many GPs were underwhelmed by the prospect of leading the emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

“Very …

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