'Ready Reckoner' Commissioning Costs Tool
The Department of Health has launched a clinical commissioning group running costs tool, or 'Ready Reckoner' for GPs in CCGs.
The DH has written, 'The tool helps CCGs work through the financial implications of different commissioning support arrangements. It provides the flexibility to consider the potential impact that different populations have on resources and the different costs of internal staffing structures. We hope for it to support a range of local discussions between CCGs and with PCT clusters about where it makes sense to share functions and enter into more federated models in orders to generate better value for money.'