GP practice performance management should be excluded from CCG constitutions

Performance management should not form part of clinical commissioning group (CCG) constitutions, according to the GPC.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul: ‘We don’t see that performance management should form part of a constitution.'
Dr Chaand Nagpaul: ‘We don’t see that performance management should form part of a constitution.'

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman said the committee was continuing to hear reports of practices being forced to sign long CCG constitution documents that they didn’t understand.

GPC negotiator Dr Chaand Nagpaul added that some CCGs were wrongly adding performance management clauses into their constitutions.

‘We don’t see that performance management should form part of a constitution,’ Dr Nagpaul said.

GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey added: ‘Constitutions should be about how the CCG works, not how the practice works.’

Speaking at the post GPC press briefing in central London on Thursday Dr Nagpaul said the GPC would be issuing further guidance ‘in the next day or two’, reiterating that constitutions should not include any clauses on performance management.

The guidance will include a checklist for what GPs should look out for when looking at CCG constitutions, Dr Nagpaul said.

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