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GPs not consulted on Manchester health devolution

GP leaders in Manchester have slammed the lack of involvement of general practice in plans to hand £6bn NHS funding to a new devolved local authority body.

The plans are backed by 12 CCGs, 10 local councils, NHS England and other NHS bodies.

But chairwoman of greater Manchester LMCs Dr Tracey Vell said she was ‘disappointed’ the agreement had been signed.

‘The objectives involve general practice but general practice as a provider has not been given a stake so far in the process,’ she said.

CCGs, she added, cannot represent GPs as providers.

Read more at GP Online.

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