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

Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham LOC's AGM

Bridge Suite, London Bridge Hotel, 8-18 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 18:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Michelle Martins

Contact email: michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 8663 9014

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC's AGM

The Alverton Hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1ZQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 18:30:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Hillier

Contact email: alison@jclconsulting.co.uk

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

The Old Bridge Hotel, 1 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: vanda78.rosamond@gmail.com

Shropshire LOC's AGM

Wroxeter Hotel, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury SY5 6PH

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Alan Barker

Contact email: alanb@shropshireloc.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 01981 540050

Dudley LOC's AGM

Clinical Education Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley DY1 2HQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-25 18:30:00 - 2018-06-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Paul Sidhu

Contact email: whitestar123@hotmail.com

Brent & Harrow LOC's AGM

Harrow District Masonic Centre, Northwick Circle, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 0EL

Annual AGM

2018-06-25 18:30:00 - 2018-06-25 21:00:00

Contact name: David Hantman

Contact email: BrentHarrowLOC@gmail.com

Bedfordshire LOC's AGM

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH

Annual AGM

2018-07-02 18:30:00 - 2018-07-02 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: info@bedfordshireloc.org.uk

Berkshire LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Winnersh Triangle, Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Annual AGM

2018-07-12 18:30:00 - 2018-07-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Sean Caskey

Contact email: locberkshire@gmail.com

Birmingham LOC's AGM

Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS

Annual AGM

2018-07-26 18:15:00 - 2018-07-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Hadfield

Contact email: ian.hadfield@nhs.net

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