RCGP to launch commissioning centre

A centre for commissioning is to be launched with the aim of helping GPs develop the skills, competencies and expertise for commissioning, the RCGP has announced.

Dr Gerada: 'Our aim is to aid primary care in the creation of efficient and effective systems'
Dr Gerada: 'Our aim is to aid primary care in the creation of efficient and effective systems'

The RCGP, which will be launching the centre in partnership with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, said the centre would improve the quality of commissioning. 

It said the centre, which will be launched in December, would provide solutions to a range of issues, such as challenges of leadership and how to commission safe and high quality care for patients.

RCGP chair-elect Dr Clare Gerada said: ‘It seems natural for us to extend our support to help GPs and the wider primary care team to develop their capability, especially for the new demands on GPs as commissioners.

'Our aim is to aid primary care in the creation of efficient and effective systems that will in turn deliver good value for money, and, most importantly, improved patient outcomes.’

Professor Bernard Crump, CEO at the NHS Institute added: ‘We are delighted to be working with colleagues at the RCGP in taking this work forward and believe it will contribute enormously to the development of GPs as commissioning leaders in the new world.’

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