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CCGs 'sharing' nurses to comply with governance rules

Some clinical commissioning groups are planning to share the nurses they are required to have on their governing boards, it has emerged.

CCGs will replace primary care trusts in April. Under government rules, nurse representatives on their boards must not work for a local NHS organisation in order to avoid conflicts of interest between service commissioners and service providers.

Many CCGs have struggled to find nurses to join their boards and a call by Labour to allow local nurse representatives was defeated this month in the House of Lords.

However, a number of CCGs in London are seeking to get round the problem by sharing board members.

NHS London, the capital’s strategic health authority, published a progress report on CCG development on 27 September. It states that eight of London’s 32 CCGs have so far appointed nurse members to their boards, but adds that “some plan to share nurse members”.

Ministers mandated that CCGs must have a nurse on their board, following pressure from the Royal College of Nursing and Nursing Times’ Seat on the Board campaign.

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