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Clinical Commissioning Group posts

Following the issue of the NHS White Paper, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been forming all over the country.

The Paper does not set out any prescribed format for the groups, but did provide for the transfer of Primary Care Trust (PCT) staff to CCGs.  

To allow these staff to retain access to the NHS pension scheme, CCGs would need to be afforded employing authority status and whether this will actually be the case is still unclear.  For the doctors who have already taken up positions on the Board, if the income is paid directly by the PCT, it will be pensioned by virtue of it being “board and advisory” work.