NHS England North is one of four regional teams that support the commissioning of high quality services and directly commission primary care and specialised services. Geographically the North regional team covers Yorkshire and The Humber, the North-West and the North-East of England.
Working via a single operating model the regional team operates as part of the central function of the national Operations Directorate. This includes providing clinical and professional leadership, coordinating, planning, operational management and emergency preparedness. The regional team also works with other directorates to provide management and delivery of specialised commissioning, performance oversight and stakeholder engagement.
CCGS: There are 68 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) within the North region (211 nationally) who have responsibility for commissioning the majority of local health services for their populations.