The CCP’s job is to assess whether the principles and rules of co-operation and competition have been met. These principles are currently being reconsidered by the Department of Health. In addition, the CCP’s own guidance is not yet finalised. They have been consulted upon, but no revised guidance has been published which responds to stakeholders comments. You can read the RCN’s comments on this guidance on our website.
This means that the CCP continues to operate but is using guidance which is soon to be out of date and with processes which may also be subject to change which provides an uncertain environment for all stakeholders.