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Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group takes charge of £263 million health cash

PUBLISHED: 17:59 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 14 March 2013

Dr Howard Stoate

Dr Howard Stoate

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Bexley's new health commissioners have been given the green light to take responsibility of £263 million of public health funding.

The Clinical Commissioing Group (CCG) will now be responsible for the cash from April 1 in a shake-up of how services such as GPs, dentists and pharmacies are planned and funded.

The services will look after the 232,000 people in Bexley borough after today’s announcement.

The CGC’s chair Dr Howard Stoate said: “We are extremely privileged to have been given the go-ahead.

“This isn’t simply about replacing one NHS organisation with another. Decisions about health services will now be driven by clinicians, local doctors and nurses which will bring major benefits to local people.

“We are focused on delivering improved health outcomes, quality, innovation and public participation for all Bexley residents.”

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