NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:13 pm on 27th November 2013.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 3:13 pm, 27th November 2013

My Lords, at present primary care is commissioned by NHS England and has three broad ingredients: primary medical care, primary pharmaceutical services and primary dental services. However, we are looking at ways of making the whole process of primary care commissioning more creative. That could well involve a joint process by NHS England and clinical commissioning groups.