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Support for co-commissioning published

Support for co-commissioning published

2 December 2014

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Support for CCGs carrying out co-commissioning have been released by GP organisations.

Published yesterday by NHS Alliance and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) The Risks and opportunities for CCGs when co-commissioning primary Care: Things to consider when making your decision, outlines the benefits and drawbacks associated with taking an increased role in the provision of primary care services.

Support for CCGs carrying out co-commissioning have been released by GP organisations.

Published yesterday by NHS Alliance and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) The Risks and opportunities for CCGs when co-commissioning primary Care: Things to consider when making your decision, outlines the benefits and drawbacks associated with taking an increased role in the provision of primary care services.

The guidelines are in line with NHS England’s Five Year Forward View which placed an emphasis upon integrating primary and secondary care services. Produced by NHS England, the review looks at shifting investment focus from acute services to the primary care sector.

The guidelinesstate: “CCGs becoming more involved in commissioning general practice provides an opportunity for offering much better care for patients and populations. CCGs have the responsibility for the majority of healthcare commissioned services, yet to date have been unable to fully join up their

commissioning plans and utilise a broader range of commissioning ‘levers’ to cover general practice.

“They have instead had to rely on the much more distant Area Teams (ATs) to commission these services, with their lack of local knowledge and underdeveloped relationships with local practices. It has therefore been difficult to get the transactional elements of commissioning to happen effectively.”

According to NHS Alliance “this tool will support CCGs to carefully consider all the factors that might affect their decision”.

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