Clinical commissioning represents one of the most radical reforms in the history of the NHS. The Government’s objective to bring decision-making as close as possible to patients, whilst saving 40% of the management costs, signifies an important shift in the scale and pace of change.
At the very heart lie GPs who will initiate up to £70billion of healthcare spending each year, alongside hospital doctors and nurses and under the governance of a National Commissioning Board. In the UK, more than one million people visit a GP surgery each day and the linkages with primary, secondary and social care mean that GPs, alongside their patients, are well placed to commission new and more appropriate services required by local communities.
KPMG are supporting the commissioners of today and developing the clinical commissioners of tomorrow to take the lead in future decision-making and enhance the quality of patient care.