The CCG is now keen to take the next step in local commissioning and apply to NHSE for ‘delegated commissioning’ responsibility. This means a CCG assumes full day-to-day responsibility for commissioning general practice services.
‘Delegated’ primary care commissioning is one of a series of changes set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View and should mean that CCGs and member practices will have greater control over their NHS budgets and more influence on local commissioning arrangements to ensure that healthcare services best meet the needs of local populations.
The decision was put to a Member Practice vote – one vote per practice. The vote opened on 10th November and closed on 25th November.