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LMCs could oppose co-commissioning plans

LMCs could oppose co-commissioning plans

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Co-commissioning primary care could harm clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) credibility, a group of GP leaders has warned. 

Nottinghamshire local medical committee (LMC) said that the move could “undermine [CCG] chances of success in other areas of commissioning”. 

The LMC has proposed a motion to warn against the plan, which will be voted on at the annual LMC conference later in May. 

Motions passed at the annual conference set policy for the British Medical Association and the General Practitioners Committee. 

In total, nine LMCs are opposed to CCGs co-commissioning primary care. 

The plan was launched by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) late last week. 

He claimed that CCGs will have: “Greater influence over the way that NHS funding is being invested for their local populations. CCGs are still young organisations at different stages of development, and with different local needs. 

“So rather than specifying a one-size-fits all solution, and having listened carefully to what CCGs have been saying, I’m keen to hear from CCGs themselves about what next step they would like to explore.” 

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