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Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Commissioning involves deciding what services are needed for diverse local populations, and ensuring that they are provided. CCGs are assured by NHS England, which retains responsibility for commissioning primary care services such as GP […]

The NHS RightCare Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Pathway – Dr Matt Kearney and Miles Freeman

NHS RightCare last week launched the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Optimal Value Pathway. This major new resource for CCGs will support clinicians and commissioners to recognise and harvest low hanging fruit for prevention, while helping to address both the wellbeing and the quality gaps in the NHS. The Five Year Forward View has called for a […]

67 new clinical commissioning groups given green light to take control of NHS budgets

NHS Commissioning Board authorises second wave of clinical commissioning groups, taking total to 101, serving more than 28 million people Local clinicians have now been given the green light to take control of the NHS budget in almost half of England’s local health communities, the new independent NHS Commissioning Board announced today. The NHS Commissioning […]

Who are the Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers?

In March 2016 NHS England invited expressions of interest from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to work together in clusters of two or more adjacent CCGs. The Pioneers were selected by a panel including a senior clinician, commissioner, independent chair of the National Maternity Review, NHS England choice policy expert and two lay members. The panel […]

CCG bulletin

CCG bulletin The CCG bulletin is the primary communication channel between NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). Each week the bulletin features latest news, guidance and updates from NHS England and the wider health and care system, relevant to CCGs. Who is the bulletin for? The CCG bulletin is for CCG leaders and staff. […]

GP-led groups ready to take charge of NHS budgets in every community in England

NHS Commissioning Board establishes fourth and final wave of clinical commissioning groups. New clinical commissioning system is set up across England and all 211 new organisations ready to take up their statutory responsibilities on behalf of local communities. Local clinicians have been given the go-ahead to take control of the NHS budget in all of […]