Clinical commissioning: the nurse’s role
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Clinical commissioning: the nurse’s role

Jennifer Oates Independent clinical member (registered nurse), Governing body of Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Brighton
Soline Jerram Lead nurse, director, Clinical quality and primary care, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Brighton
Ian Wilson Clinical quality and patient safety lead, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Brighton

The move to place clinicians at the centre of healthcare commissioning has been an integral aspect of reforms to health and social care in England. This article outlines the background to clinical commissioning and considers the roles and responsibilities of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the nurses working in them. One CCG is used as an example to illustrate how policy has been put into practice.

Nursing Standard. 29, 6,52-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.6.52.e9198

Received: 06 June 2014

Accepted: 29 July 2014

Published in print: 08 October 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review