Notes to editors
- This survey is an interim finding from ongoing work by The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust to understand how the clinical commissioning groups at the heart of the NHS reforms are developing. Researchers are tracking six groups across the country in depth. The study began in September 2012, and will last for three years, with three annual reports. The first annual report was released in July last year: Clinical commissioning groups Supporting improvement in general practice? The next will be released in early September.
- This online survey was circulated in January/February 2014 to GPs across six CCGs, which have been chosen to represent a wide range of different areas. Responses were received from 279 GPs and other practice staff. Results are compared to the previous wave of the survey, which was circulated in February/March 2013 and received 232 responses.
- The results of the survey are presented in an audio slideshow Clinical commissioning groups: One year on. The publication marks the anniversary of CCGs taking on full responsibility for most of the NHS budget on April 1, 2013.
- The Nuffield Trust is an authoritative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care. Our vision is to provide objective research and analysis that boosts the quality of health policy and practice, and ultimately improves the health and health care of people in the UK.
- The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.
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