More doctors are engaged in commissioning under CCGs

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 12 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3875
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have secured better clinical engagement than previous forms of commissioning in England but need greater support from politicians to make “tough prioritisation decisions,” a new report has found.

The study by the healthcare think tanks the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust looked at how six CCGs had developed GP led commissioning since 2013 and surveyed GP leaders and members in these groups over four years.1

Some 70% of the CCG members polled said they felt at least “somewhat” engaged with the work of their local group between 2013 and 2016. This compared favourably with the results of similar surveys conducted in …

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