Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012 and replaced primary care trusts on 1 April 2013. They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area, including the majority of the hospital and community NHS services. 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.

While CCGs are responsible for the health of their local populations, the NHS trusts primarily manage NHS hospital care in England, which may include community care and mental health services. See here for further details.

There are six CCGs across the Lancashire County Council (Lancashire-12) area:

Along with NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG and NHS Blackpool CCG they are part of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria (also known as Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System). This is a partnership of different organisations working together to improve services for the 1.7 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria, helping them to live longer, healthier lives. 

Within Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria there are four integrated care partnerships (ICPs) and one multi-speciality community partnership (in West Lancashire), which are alliances of NHS providers, local authorities, community services, mental health services, the CCGs, GPs and hospital trusts. The five partnerships are:

The CCG pages are developed by the Public Health Intelligence team, part of Business Intelligence, and draw together data and analysis from various sources. Each CCG page has an interactive dashboard, which includes demographics, hospital admissions, disease prevalence, and the wider determinants of health. 

The CCG data for key indicators can also be accessed by clicking on this link: CCG ICS data (XLSX 195 KB) or by visiting Public Health England's Public Health Profiles.

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