Keep Our Commissioning Support Units Public

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2015 Health Care Service Group Conference
27 November 2014

Conference recognises that when Commissioning Support Units were set up across England when Primary Care Trusts were shut down by the coalition government. Their job is to advise local Clinical Commissioning Groups on buying health services for local people and they can be of strategic importance.

The government is now proposing to remove Commissioning Support Units from the NHS. Not only will this put the pay and conditions of members who work in these units at risk but it would put private corporations in an ever stronger position regarding key purchasing decisions in each locality.

Conference calls on the Health Group Executive to launch a campaign to alert the public and our own members to the dangers of this move and to call for a commitment from the incoming government to keep this service public.