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Grassroots GPs don’t feel involved in commissioning, say think-tanks

Only one in five GPs who do not have a formal role in their CCGs feel that they can influence decisions, according to a new survey published The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust.

The survey of 299 GPs also found that 36% of GP commissioning leaders felt their CCG role was negatively affecting their clinical role, while 40% said that they did not have the time to fulfil their commissioning role.

It concluded that ‘one of the founding principles of CCGs – to improve clinical engagement in commissioning – has evidently not yet been totally realised’.

The survey, entitled ‘Has clinical commissioning found its voice? GP perspectives on their CCGs,’ was first launched in 2012.

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