General practitioner General Practitioners Committee England Wales

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Key survey findings

Below are the key findings from the survey. For more detail and a question-by-question breakdown of responses, please download the full results of the survey. 

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CCG engagement

Two thirds of respondents reported a lack of input and influence on CCG policies and strategy, with over a quarter stating that they were not provided with the opportunity contribute to CCG policy formulation.

Three in five GPs asserted that their workload prevented them from adequately engaging with their CCG, with nearly half stating that they only engaged with their CCG because they had to.

One in two respondents felt that they were not able to challenge the decision made by their CCG board.

 

Patient care

A quarter of respondents stated that they felt that their CCG had a negative impact upon their ability to care for their patients.

While over half of CCG leaders (CCG chairs, board members and clinical leads) thought that CCGs had a positive impact on patient care, less than 20% of grassroots GPs agreed.

Two in five respondents felt that they had freedom to make clinical decisions under CCGs and a third felt that they were less able to advocate on behalf of their patients.