Exclusive from the Health Service Journal is headlined "CCG interest in 'any qualified provider' scheme dwindles". As the article says, the AQP policy needed to be driven centrally. With no further mandatory requirements this isn't going to happen. And, the difficulty of managing contracts with potentially several providers hasn't been seen to be worth it. That's why I closed down Anglia Mental Health Community Interest Company (eg. see previous post), because it didn't seem likely it could get off the ground.