NHS England (NHSE) is backing legislation to abolish clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) according to a document seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).
NHSE has steered away from a full reorganisation, but the document says the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the development of integrated care systems (ICS) has increased the appetite for clarity.
The legislation as proposed by NHSE would also revoke section 75 competition regulations, created by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and allow NHS services to be removed from the scope of the public contracts regulations 2015, to seek to insulate them from competition rules and regulation. It will therefore reverse the two major changes brought in by the 2012 Act.
For more information, please read the HSJ article.