New responsibilities in purchasing and developing services
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New responsibilities in purchasing and developing services

Soline Jerram Director of clinical quality and primary care, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Brighton
Ann Fox Director of nursing quality and safety, NHS Sunderland and South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group, Sunderland

Nurses working in clinical commissioning groups are seeking ways to improve care. To achieve this they will need colleagues to get involved too, say Soline Jerram and Ann Fox

The role of nursing in the NHS commissioning structure in England is developing. Since April 2013 more than 200 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), which comprise all GP practices in the locality, have taken on responsibility for health budgets in their areas. This article describes the challenges ahead and nurses’ responsibilities in CCGs when working with local citizens and across the health and social care system to assure the delivery of high quality, safe services.

Nursing Older People. 26, 5, 24-25. doi: 10.7748/nop.26.5.24.e580

Correspondence

s.jerram@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 10 March 2014

Accepted: 22 April 2014