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NHS: Practice Based Commissioning

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on progress in implementing practice based commissioning. (118562)

At the end of December 2006, all primary care trusts had put in place the arrangements to support practice based commissioning. In addition, 7,849 general practitioner practices out of 8,433 (93 per cent.) had taken up an incentive payment to participate in practice based commissioning.

The foundations for successful practice based commissioning have now been put in place and this year will focus on increased clinical engagement and service redesign to deliver better services for patients.