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Clinical commissioning groups

9th July 2013

Clinical Commissioning Groups are groups of GPs that, from April 2013, will be responsible for planning and designing local health services in England. They will do this by 'commissioning' or buying health and care services including:
  • Planned hospital care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services
To do this Clinical Commissioning Groups will work with patients and health and social care partners (e.g. local hospitals, local authorities, local community groups etc) to ensure services meet local needs. CCG boards are made up of GPs from the local area and at least one registered nurse and one secondary care specialist doctor.

Clinical Commissioning Groups will be responsible for arranging emergency and urgent care services within their boundaries, and for commissioning services for any unregistered patients who live in their area. All GP practices will have to belong to a Clinical Commissioning Group.

Who are Clinical Commissioning Groups accountable to?
Clinical Commissioning Groups will be overseen by the NHS England at a national level. NHS England is a new body that will make sure that Clinical Commissioning groups have the capacity and capability to successfully commission services for their local population. NHS England will also ensure that the Clinical Commissioning Groups meet their financial responsibilities. NHS England has been running in shadow form since June 2011 and will become fully operational in April 2012.

As well as overseeing Clinical Commissioning Groups, the NHS England will commission some services itself. These are:
  • General Practice
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentists
  • Specialist services (i.e. those required by a limited number of people)
At a local level, new Health and Wellbeing Boards have been set up in Local Authorities to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups meet the needs of local people. Health and Wellbeing Boards will bring together clinical commissioning groups and the local councils to understand the health, social and wellbeing needs of its community.The boards will be in place by April 2012.
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