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Third wave of clinical commissioning groups authorised

The NHS Commissioning Board has authorised a third wave of 62 clinical commissioning groups, taking the total to 163, serving 42 million people.

Local clinicians have now been given the green light to take control of the NHS budget in more than three quarters of England’s local health communities.

A total of 211 CCGs will, from 1 April 2013, be responsible for £65 billion of the £95 billion NHS commissioning budget. The remaining 48 CCGs are set for authorisation in March 2013. More ….