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CCGs in eight English cities describe their innovations in tackling health challenges

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 24 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5139
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

NHS clinical commissioners in eight English cities are calling for more support from national NHS bodies to speed up efforts to transform people’s healthcare and wellbeing. They want greater flexibility when it comes to contracting services and sharing data so they can be better informed.

The call came in a report launched this week by the NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Core Cities Network at a conference in London.1

Tim Moorhead, who chairs the network, said that clinical leaders in these cities had the knowledge and credibility to make “bold decisions” for their populations.

NHS Clinical Commissioners represents England’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The Core Cities Network represents CCGs in eight “core” cities outside London: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, …

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