Primary Care Commissioning Committee
The primary care commissioning arrangements are part of a series of changes set out in the NHS General Practice Five Year Forward View strategy to deliver a new deal for primary care.
This is another step towards giving patients, communities and clinicians more involvement in deciding on what local primary care health services should look like.
In April 2015, we assumed full responsibility for contractual GP performance management, budget management and the design and implementation of local incentive schemes. The total budget to deliver this is £40.2m. The potential benefits of commissioning for the public and patients include:
- improved access to primary care and wider out-of-hospitals services, with more services available closer to home;
- high quality out-of-hospitals care;
- improved health outcomes, equity of access, reduced inequalities;
- a better patient experience through more joined up services.
For queries regarding the Primary Care Commissioning Committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A glossary of commonly used terms by the Primary Care Commissioning Committee is available here.