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Competing interests concerns must not stop GPs from commissioning primary care, NHS chief says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 02 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3086
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. 1BMJ

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England will get new powers under an initiative announced this week by Simon Stevens, the new chief executive of NHS England.

He told the annual conference of NHS Clinical Commissioners, the membership organisation of CCGs, that he would be writing to CCGs next week with details of how they could submit expressions of interest in taking on enhanced powers to jointly commission primary care services with NHS England.

CCGs would need to show how they would ensure transparent and fair governance, while NHS England would continue to have an oversight role …

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