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Informed decision-making for primary care commissioning committees

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Informed decision-making for primary care commissioning committees

CCG boards need to understand how primary care contracts can help them to achieve – or prevent them from achieving – their strategic aims. Primary care commissioning committees, the decision-making bodies for the exercise of delegated powers, will often include individuals with no knowledge or direct experience of contracting.

Yet CCGs with full delegated responsibility for primary medical care contracts are responsible for reviewing existing contractual arrangements and managing failing and underperforming contracts.

PCC runs local workshops to bring committee members up to speed, using clear descriptions of different contracting routes and real-life scenarios to illustrate the situations they are likely to face. One delegate at an event for Leeds North CCG last month said: “From knowing nothing I feel I have some understanding of the complex nature of GP contracting.”

To find out more, contact barbara.dingley@pcc.nhs.uk.