Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.
Our Organisational Structure
Our team staffing structure consists of a Chief Officer with 3 directly-reporting Chiefs of Service and an Associate Director:
- Chief Finance Officer
- Chief Nurse
- Director of Strategy & Delivery
- Associate Director of Human Resources & Corporate Services
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Where we fit within the NHS
CCG’s are responsible for about 60% of the NHS budget and commission most secondary care services such as:
- Planned hospital care
- Rehabilitative care
- Urgent and emergency care (including out-of-hours)
- Most community health services
- Mental health and learning disability services
CCGs can commission any service provider that meets NHS standards and costs. These can be NHS hospitals, social enterprises, charities or private sector providers. However, they must be assured of the quality of services they commission, taking into account both National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) data about service providers.