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23. Dr Amanda Doyle

Commissioning trailblazer

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Dr Amanda Doyle, NHS Clinical Commissioners’ co-chair, was one of three of the organisation’s leaders to be recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours this year.

The former medical director of out-of-hours in Blackpool and part-time GP has been vocal on the potential of co-commissioning, arguing it would offer CCGs ‘the opportunity to deliver a coherent strategy for out-of-hospital care for the population’.

She has also called for CCGs to collectively have a say in the ‘direction of travel’ of the national GP contract.

But she has found herself at the centre of a test case for the application of competition regulations in the NHS this year. NHS Blackpool CCG – of which she is chief clinical officer – is currently being investigated by Monitor after a complaint from a private hospital.

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