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First group of CCGs for commissioning GPs’ services is announced

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 20 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h975
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

The first group of GP led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been given new powers to take on commissioning of GP contracts and services in England.

Doctors’ leaders, however, have expressed some concerns about no resources being attached to the additional role and a perceived conflict of interest among the GPs involved.

On 18 February NHS England announced that it was approving the first set of CCGs to take on responsibility for commissioning most GP services in their area from April this year. In total, 64 CCGs across the country have …

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