GP confidence in CCGs falls

GPs' confidence in clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) has fallen over the past 12 months, a survey has found.

A Lloyds TSB survey of 100 GPs found that 32% thought CCGs were a good thing, compared to 35% who answered the same question 12 months ago.

The Commercial Healthcare Confidence Index found that the number of GPs who thought CCGs were ‘probably not’ a good thing had risen from 29% to 36% over the past 12 months.

The survey also asked GPs whether they would recommend general practice as a career to their son or daughter. A year ago, 32% said they probably would. In the most recent survey just 20% of GPs gave the same response.

The results also displayed a lack of confidence in the future of single handed GPs. When asked whether they expected single handed practices to still be around in five years time, 56% of GPs said ‘probably not’.

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