MPs to investigate GP commissioning in White Paper

How the new coalition government intends to resolve the issues which have undermined the effectiveness of NHS commissioning is to be the subject of a Health Committee investigation.

Key questions are to include:

  • How will commissioners access the information and clinical expertise required to make high quality decisions about the shape of clinical services?
  • How will GPs engage with their colleagues within a consortium and how will consortia engage with the wider clinical community?
  • What will be the role of the NHS Commissioning Board?
  • Will the new arrangements safeguard current examples of good practice?
  • Who will drive innovation during the transitional period?
  • How will transitional costs (redundancy etc) be minimised?

The deadline for submitting written evidence is noon on 6 October. The White Paper consultation closes on 11 October.

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