Broxtowe NHS leads the way with new local powers

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Broxtowe’s NHS commissioning group is to be one of the first in the country to run GP services.

NHS Nottingham West CCG is among the first in the UK to be given the go ahead to run GP services on April 1,

The CCG, which is responsible for planning, buying and monitoring healthcare services on behalf of 94,000 people living in Broxtowe, will now take on even greater responsibility following plans set out by NHS England chief Simon Stevens, to give patients, communities and clinicians more scope in deciding how local services are developed.

Nigel Hallam Lay Chair for the CCG said new powers would “give our doctors, nurses and patients greater input into shaping GP services.”

He added: “This new responsibility will enable and empower us to deliver seamless, high quality care which better meets the needs of our local population”.

The CCG joins 64 other CCGs throughout England that have been successful in providing the evidence that they have a transparent and robust framework for commissioning GP services and managing conflicts of interest.

Decisions on primary care and the funding of GP services will be governed by a separate committee which has a majority of lay members.

A lay member will also chair the committee.

Also awarded full delegated commissioning responsibility in Nottinghamshire are: NHS Nottingham City CCG, NHS Nottingham North and East CCG, NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG, NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG and NHS Rushcliffe CCG.