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

Salford & Trafford LOC's AGM

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel, Walkden Road, Manchester, M28 2QT

AGM

2017-05-24 18:30:00 - 2017-05-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

Contact email: salford.traffordloc@hotmail.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3NB

AGM

2017-06-06 18:00:00 - 2017-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

Bentley Hotel, Lincoln Rd, S Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NH

AGM

2017-06-07 18:45:00 - 2017-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN

AGM

2017-06-08 18:00:00 - 2017-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Alderson

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Pool Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 4UE

AGM

2017-06-12 18:00:00 - 2017-06-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Dylan Barton

Contact email: dylan.barton@nhs.net

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL

AGM

2017-06-13 18:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Cumbria LOC's AGM

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, nr Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW

AGM

2017-06-13 19:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Bruce Avery

Contact email: braveryoptom@talktalk.net

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing & Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1JZ

AGM

2017-06-14 18:30:00 - 2017-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

Essex LOC's AGM

The Northumberland Suite, Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3EH

AGM

2017-06-15 18:00:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Katie Kingcott

Contact email: enquiries@essex-loc.org

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, George St, Huntingdon PE29 3AB

AGM

2017-06-15 18:30:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

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