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    It is good to hear the Labour Party speak of repealing the Health and Social Care Act 2012 but so far they have not said that they will change section 2. That is the governance of Clinical Commissioning Groups. We have seen CCGs, General Practitioners whose skills and interests lie with treating patients reluctantly coming to terms with their responsibilities. We should be concerned as to their interests. It is no criticism of individuals that the structure makes the members of CCGs accountable only to GP members. They are only required to consult and inform the public and patients groups. […]
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    I am often told I need to get out more so I went along to see how my local Clinical Commissioning Group was getting on – in fact to its first proper post authorisation meeting.  I tried to be objective and to listen properly. There were many positives.  The meeting was well run, the papers were available (though not apparently on line in advance) and the CCG itself was able to report it had been authorised without conditions.  It appeared clear that the CCG was clinically led with good GP participation and had a real commitment to patient and public […]
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    The Coalition has handed power, real and influential, over our NHS to a small band of men, unelected and unaccountable.  Are they fit to lead? During the passage of the Health & Social Care Bill Ministers gave repeated assurances that the new Clinical Commissioning Groups would be free to secure the provisions of service in whatever way they thought best.  The government were challenged on this many, many times. If the leaders of our NHS can read they will know that the Regulations made under Section 75 cannot possibly in any way be reconciled with the Ministers’ assurances.  Rather than […]
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    AIMS: To support theCCG to subvert the Health and Social Care Act To support the views of the population being heard by the CCG and being responded to by the CCG. MAIN BODIES WHICH COULD BE INFLUENCED The CCG Board: these meetings are open. Items could be put on the agenda. It would also be possible for a public presence for some or all items. Other committees in the CCG: Strategy, Finance, and so on. The whole CCG is in principle open to local people being involved. Nonetheless, a clear case would need to be made and the presence of […]
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    So, what’s it all about?   With over 200 Clinical Commissioning Groups set to take over the commissioning of services from April, it will be incredibly hard for the public and health workers to know what’s happening with regard to their services in time to do anything about it effectively. Whether or not the government’s ‘Section 75’ resolution goes through, CCGs will be under pressure to include private providers in the provision of services, and private providers will already be working hard to gain influence over CCGs. It will be extremely difficult for activists to have a clear picture of […]
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