Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. There are 6 CCGs across the Lancashire County Council (Lancashire-12) area. All GP practices belong to a CCG, but groups also include other health professionals, such as nurses.
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, and ensuring that they are provided. Commissioning is about getting the best possible health outcomes for the local population, by assessing local needs, deciding priorities and strategies, and then buying services on behalf of the population from providers such as hospitals, clinics, community health bodies, etc. CCGs are responsible for the health of their entire population.
These CCG pages are developed by the Lancashire Public Health Knowledge Management and Intelligence Team and draw together data and analysis from various sources. The CCG profiles present some of the key health related issues facing Lancashire CCGs and are linked to information within the individual JSNA topic pages.
For further information please email: PHKnow@lancashire.gov.uk