Clinical commissioning groups

A clinical commissioning group (CCG) is an NHS organisation that brings together local GPs and experienced health professionals to take on commissioning (or buying) responsibilities for local health services.

It is responsible for:

  • planning the right services to meet the needs of local people
  • buying local health services including community health care and hospital services
  • checking that the services are delivering the best possible care and treatment for those who need them

A CCG has to work within a local budget from the NHS for local health services and work closely with other NHS colleagues and local authorities to ensure local people are receiving the best possible care. You may wish to contact your CCG if you have a query or issue regarding the availability of health services in your area or issues about how different services are working together to meet your needs.