NHS England is encouraging CCGs to apply for delegated commissioning of primary medical services. This is part of a wider strategy to support the development of place-based commissioning.
CCGs without delegated arrangements have the opportunity to apply for full delegation by 1 November 2018 via a short application process.
An application form is available, and CCGs are invited to contact NHS England with any queries.
The 2019/20 timetable is as follows:
1 November 2018
Closing date for CCG applications for full delegation
November – December 2018
Review of delegated applications by NHS England
Outcomes of the approvals process communicated by NHS England to CCGs
NHS England issues the Delegation and Delegation Agreement to approved CCGs
January – March 2019
CCGs review and return the Delegation and Delegation Agreement
Delegation and Delegation Agreements signed by NHS England
1 April 2019
Delegated commissioning commences by newly approved CCGs
For queries, CCGs should contact their local NHS England team in the first instance. Following that, queries can be emailed to the national co-commissioning team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.