Journal article

General practitioners' views of clinically led commissioning: cross-sectional survey in England

Valerie Moran, Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Sharon Spooner, Jonathan Gibson, Matt Sutton

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Involving general practitioners (GPs) in the commissioning/purchasing of services has been an important element in English health policy for many years. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 handed responsibility for commissioning of the majority of care for local populations to GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). In this paper, we explore GP attitudes to involvement in commissioning and future intentions for engagement. DESIGN AND SETTING: Survey of a random sample of GPs across England in 2015. METHOD: The Eighth National GP Worklife Survey was distributed to GPs in spring 2015. Responses were received from 2611 respondents (response rate = 46%). We compared responses ac..

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