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Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual – contracting and patients

 

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Primary medical services: Policy and Guidance Manual – contracting and patients

Over 85% of CCGs have taken on delegated responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary medical services, but NHS England remains liable for the decisions they take.

NHS England offices are building teams to support CCGs and in November 2017 NHS England also published the Policy and Guidance Manual to mitigate the risk of time-consuming and costly challenges to primary medical contracts.  

PCC successfully supported NHS England in delivering national events to introduce the PGM in late 2017. Now it is running further events on 27 February in London, 13 March in Birmingham and 22 March in York, to clarify the guidance and regulations required to manage and govern these contracts properly.