CCP reference groups provide specialist expertise that we can draw on in carrying out our investigations.
The members of reference groups are appointed by the CCP.
The reference groups are in the process of being appointed, and we will publish the names of their members on this website as soon as possible.
The CCP's Clinical Reference Group will provide expert clinical advice on issues under consideration by the CCP. The Group's advice will be a key element in understanding how cooperation, patient choice and competition can be effective in improving services for NHS patients and delivering value for taxpayers.
The CCP's Economics Reference Group will provide expert competition economics advice on issues under consideration by the CCP. The Group's advice will help in the development of the CCP's analytical techniques and methodologies. The Group will act in an advisery capacity to CCP economics staff and will ensure that the CCP has access to the competition economics expertise necessary in the advance of analyses that inform the advice and recommendations of the CCP.