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Functions of clinical commissioning groups

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document is an update to ‘The functions of GP commissioning consortia: A working document’ published in March 2011.

This reflects the final content of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. This is not intended to be a substitute for the Act but to act as a helpful summary to which busy GPs and emerging CCGs can refer. It will be helpful in informing the planning and implementation of CCG responsibilities.

‘The functions of clinical commissioning groups’ provides an accessible guide for emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and sets out:

  • the key statutory duties of CCGs - the ‘must dos’
  • the key statutory powers - the things that CCGs have the freedom to do, if they wish, to help meet these duties.

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