Pulse, in association with the NAPC, presents this lively discussion between leading commissioners on ways to ensure that CCGs have the powers and independence needed to succeed.
The debate highlights the limitations of the draft guidelines on commissioning support and stresses the importance of localism and flexibility in shaping the future of CCGs. Our expert panel express optimism about a future of co-commissioning but concern that the £25 management allowance will stifle the necessary innovation.
Chair: Richard Hoey, editor, Pulse
Dr Charles Alessi, GP and chair NAPC
Councillor Derek Osbourne, Leader of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Dr Joanne Medhurst GP, joint managing director and director of service redesign at Bexley Care Trust CCG
Dr Johnny Marshall, GP former NAPC chair and CCG board member
Dr Phil Moore, GP, NAPC exec member and CCG board member