GP commissioning and conflicts of interest

From 1 April 2013 , GP led groups will have statutory responsibility for commissioning around £60bn (€70bn; $90bn) of NHS healthcare services.

Gareth Iacobucci writes in the bmj:

‘More than a third of GPs on the boards of the new clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England have a conflict of interest resulting from directorships or shares held in private companies, a new analysis by the BMJ has shown,… 426 (36%) of the 1179 GPs in executive positions having a financial interest in a for-profit private provider beyond their own general practice—a provider from which their CCG could potentially commission services.’ (BMJ 2013;346:f1569)

http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f1569?etoc=

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Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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