North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group
What is the Clinical Commissioning Group?
North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the NHS organisation responsible for designing, developing and buying local health services in the North Lincolnshire area.
What does the Clinical Commissioning Group do?
CCGs were introduced nationally in 2013 as part of the government’s restructuring of the health services with the aim of putting local clinicians such as GPs and nurses in a position where they can develop the services their patients and local residents need. North Lincolnshire CCG is made up of GPs from the 19 practices within North Lincolnshire.
The primary role of the CCG is to assess the health needs of the North Lincolnshire population and make sure safe, sustainable and high quality healthcare services are in place. This has to be achieved within the financial budget set out by the Government. The CCG commissions hospital and community services as well as NHS 111.
The CCG is not responsible for the commissioning of primary care services such as local GPs and dentists. This is the responsibility of NHS England.
Responsibility for Public Health services (such as Health Trainers, stop smoking services and emergency planning) now rests with North Lincolnshire Council. However, the Director of Public Health for North Lincolnshire works in a joint role across both the CCG and the council, thus ensuring that the NHS continues to contribute directly to the prevention of health issues.
Further information about the Clinical Commissioning Group
Find out further details about their Governing body and Who’s Who.