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Provisional CCG authorisation waves announced
The NHS Commissioning Board has published the list of 212 CCGs which are asking for authorisation and the waves which they are applying in.
This means that 212 is the ‘final’ number of CCGs – unless problems during authorisation lead to further mergers. However, changes are expected to be minimal.
The original waves of “pathfinders” no longer exist as many were deemed by the government to be too small, or the wrong size.
The final list has fallen from almost 300 proposed CCGs when announced in 2010.
Dame Barbara Hakin, the NHS Commissioning Board’s director of commissioning said that the “silent majority” of CCGs are happy with their configuration. She added:
“This is a real landmark moment and is a credit to everyone involved in developing CCGs and the new clinically-led commissioning system.
“We should not underestimate the hard work that has taken place to get us where we are and the huge progress that has been made across the country.
“We have 212 groups of practices who have chosen to come together to shape and commission services to deliver better care, better experience, better outcomes and improved safety for their local populations.
“There is still a great deal of work to do as the proposed CCGs move closer to authorisation, but we should take a moment to celebrate this fantastic achievement.”
To see the full list of CCGs, and their authorisation wave, click here.