Who commissions NHS services?

Services are commissioned by integrated care boards (ICBs) overseen by NHS England on a regional and national basis.

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The closure of CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) were originally established as part of the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced primary care trusts on 1 April 2013.

On 1 July 2022, integrated care systems (ICSs) became legally established through the Health and Care Act 2022, and CCGs were closed down.