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 and Dental services, as well as some specialised Hospital services. Many GP services are now co-commissioned with CCGs.
All GP practices now belong to a CCG, but CCGs also include other Health Professionals, such as nurses.
Services CCGs commission include:
- most planned Hospital care
- rehabilitative care
- urgent and emergency care (including out-of-hours)
- most community health services
- mental health and learning disability services
Buckinghamshire CCG is a group of 48 member GP practices and their associated branches across the entire county, serving a population of over 530,000.
Together our purpose is to ensure that residents are able to access local healthcare services that meet the needs of the population.