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BMA annual meeting: CCGs are failing to improve care, BMA survey finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4236
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England, which were set up in April 2013 as part of the coalition government’s changes to the NHS, have failed to improve patient care or involve more GPs in running services, a survey by the BMA has found.1

The survey of 1393 GPs found that almost three in 10 respondents believed that their local CCG had introduced policies that had adversely affected their ability to care for patients. Only one in 10 thought that the reorganisation of primary care had given GPs the freedom to make clinical decisions for …

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