Cambridgeshire GPs to get more control of healthcare services

NHS Cambridgeshire

NHS Cambridgeshire - Credit: Archant

DOCTORS will take responsibility for the £850million NHS budget in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.

They will work alongside their communities on the designing and commissioning of healthcare services.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will ensure health services that are provided offer value for money and ensure the best possible outcomes for people who use them.

The group will replace NHS Cambridgeshire and NHS Peterborough, the current primary care trusts, which will cease to exist on April 1.

Dr Neil Modha, chief clinical officer, said: “I am delighted that we have been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board and with my GP colleagues I am looking forward to working alongside our population to ensure that we get the best possible healthcare for patients.

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“We have had delegated powers from the clustered PCT board since April 2012 and have already started to make real headway in the way we care for our frail elderly, people at the end of life and in tackling health inequalities.

“Our model has been designed to be led locally by clinicians in partnership with their communities, commissioning quality services that ensure value for money and the best possible outcomes for those who use them.”

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