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Give CCGs the budget to commission GPs, says Dixon


This is not a new idea (I even had a blog in Pulse about it recently), and one that has been implemented in models such the Health Maintenance Organisation, which (like the CCGs are supposed to be) are responsible for the health of their populations, and left to choose what to do 'in house', and what to subcontract. Such an arrangement would get rid of the 'conflict of interests' that bedevils most forms of procurement in the NHS, and would align the incentives for the CCG so that if they did move activity from the acute sector into primary care, they could be sure that the resource would move too....

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12 Aug 2013

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