CCGs

CCGs are responsible for commissioning the majority of local healthcare services from 1 April 2013. Many CCGs cover a smaller area than the previous PCTs. They are intended to ensure a closer relationship between local people, commissioners and commissioning decisions. 

Who will be involved in Clinical Commissioning Groups?

CCGs are commissioning organisations formed from general medical practices.  All practices are required to join a CCG and will hold the CCG to account for decisions made on their behalf. 

CCGs will need to involve patients, carers, the public and a wide range of doctors, nurses, and other health and care professionals in their commissioning work.  

How will they be accountable?

CCGs will be assessed for accountability and transparency by NHS England on an ongoing basis, and will have to include at least one registered nurse and one secondary care doctor (neither of whom is to be employed in the area), on their governing body.

Because of the crucial role that CCGs will play, they were required to apply for authorisation from the NHS Commissioning Board – now known as NHS England.

There are two hundred and eleven CCGs in England, some of whom have had ‘conditions’ attached to their authorisation which state where NHS England thinks they may need extra support to carry out their functions effectively.

It is the CCGs and the CSUs (see below) they contract with, that LOCs will need to work with in future when it comes to designing and implementing new local eye health services, or reviewing existing enhanced services. 

Please see here for a map of CCGs in England:  

Map of CCGs in England

 

LOCs-CCGs-HWBs Relationships

 

 

 

Each CCG has a chair to provide clinical leadership and an accountable officer (either a senior manager or a clinician).

Please see here for CCG contact details:

CCG contact details

 

 

Commissioning Support Units (CSUs)

To ensure that CCGs devote as much of their budget as possible to frontline care, they will be able to use CSUs to provide many back-office commissioning support functions and services such as business intelligence and procurement.  Some CCGs will also call upon CSUs to provide other functions such as HR and finance.

Please click on the following link for a list of the nineteen CSUs operating in England as of 1 April 2013:

CSUs operating in England

 

 

More information

Future Forum Report 

Government Response to Future Forum Report 

 

Find out more about LOCSU’s enhanced services 

Commissioning for eye care
 

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Dates for the diary

Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Westone Manor Hotel, Ashley Way, Northampton, NN3 3EA

Annual AGM

2018-03-05 18:15:00 - 2018-03-05 20:30:00

Contact name: Jackie Hill

Contact email: jyhilluk@virginmedia.com

Doncaster & Bassetlaw LOC's AGM

Crown Hotel, High Street, Bawtry, Doncaster DN10 6JW

Annual AGM

2018-03-21 18:00:00 - 2018-03-21 20:30:00

Contact name: Daniel Gilbert

Contact email: secretary@db-loc.org.uk

East Sussex LOC's AGM

CCG Offices, Friars Walk, Lewes

Annual AGM

2018-03-21 19:00:00 - 2018-03-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Contact email: jackie.oxley@googlemail.com

Sandwell LOC's AGM

Park Inn, M5 Jct1, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich, B70 6RS.

Annual AGM

2018-03-22 18:30:00 - 2018-03-22 21:00:00

Contact name: Peter Hampson

Contact email: pghampson@gmail.com

Hertfordshire LOC's AGM

Biopark, Room 2, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3AX

Annual AGM

2018-03-26 18:30:00 - 2018-03-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Dawn Doe

Contact email: Hertsloc@gmail.com

Lancashire & Morecambe Bay LOC (formerly North & West Lancs)

Brockholes Visitor Centre, New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

Annual AGM

2018-03-28 18:00:00 - 2018-03-28 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

Contact email: nwllocsec@gmail.com

North Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge YO51 9LB

Annual AGM

2018-04-17 18:30:00 - 2018-04-17 21:00:00

Contact name: Sarah Ashworth

Contact email: nylocsecretary@gmail.com

Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

Annual AGM

2018-04-17 19:00:00 - 2018-04-17 21:30:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

Contact email: bucksloc@hotmail.com

Durham LOC's AGM

Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, DH1 1TD

Annual AGM

2018-05-09 18:15:00 - 2018-05-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Richard Naisbitt

Contact email: secretary@durhamloc.co.uk

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