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Local GPs block CCG merger due to 'historical debt' issuesSubscription

18 Sep 2019

GP leaders in Staffordshire have taken steps to block the merger of their CCG with five others due to budget fears, Pulse’s sister publication Healthcare Leader has learned.

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Practices 'who do not get along' being forced into CCGs' preferred networksSubscription

04 Apr 2019 By

Exclusive CCGs are trying to force practices to form primary care networks in a certain way, without consideration for working relationships or GP opinions, according to a practice consultant for GP networks.

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National body needed to scrutinise CCGs' restriction of treatments, report saysSubscription

25 Mar 2019 By Valeria Fiore

There needs to be a national body to examine CCG decisions to restrict access to treatments, according to patient groups and charities.

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GPs must have input into CCG decisions as NHS long-term plan is delivered, say MPsSubscription

08 Mar 2019 By Hiba Mahamadi

CCGs must involve local GPs in decision-making as services are increasingly commissioned across larger populations, a committee of MPs has warned.

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