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Politician urges intensive scrutiny of CCGs


7 July 2014

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CCGs should be subjected to "intensive" local scrutiny by health and wellbeing boards (HWBs), a Labour parliamentary candidate has suggested.
Emily Brothers, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam has called for HWBs to be strengthened and for close monitoring of GP´s financial interests, location of GP practices – and who is funding them – locally.
Her election manifesto backs Labour´s national commitment to repeal the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.

CCGs should be subjected to "intensive" local scrutiny by health and wellbeing boards (HWBs), a Labour parliamentary candidate has suggested.
Emily Brothers, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam has called for HWBs to be strengthened and for close monitoring of GP´s financial interests, location of GP practices – and who is funding them – locally.
Her election manifesto backs Labour´s national commitment to repeal the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.
It also suggests a co-operative consortium of local GPs to provide out-of-hours services and a co-operative out-of-hours dental triage service to be set up.
Ms Brothers reportedly raised concerns recently about a "serious rift" between GPs and local Liberal Democrat councillors on the local HWB.
Councillor Ruth Dombey, chairwoman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, denied there was a rift.
She told the Sutton Guardian: “There was not a rift between the GPs and the councillors at the health and wellbeing board, only a robust discussion about the future of healthcare in Sutton."

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