A recent National Audit Office report suggests that General Practitioners on these groups are making hay whilst the sun shines and suggests some tightening of the rules of the game ! Who can blame them its akin to being given Willy Wonka’s golden ticket according to this article in The Times newspaper .
“Groups of family doctors who control local NHS budgets have handed at least £2.4 billion of taxpayers’ money to organisations that their members own or work for….” Wrote Chris Smyth, Kat Lay and Times Data Team, November 11 2015
Should we be worried about CCG conflicts of interest?
An article by the King’s Fund raises some questions over the suitability of CCG’s to provide this role .