Nottingham City CCG

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group

Following the publication of the Government’s White Paper Equity and Excellence, Liberating the NHS in July 2010, and the subsequent Health and Social Care Act, which received Royall Assent in March 2012, significant changes have taken place in the NHS both locally and nationally.
 
One of the most important changes is the move towards ‘clinical commissioning’, which means that doctors and other health professionals are now much more involved in planning, monitoring and buying the NHS services that people need locally, making sure they are high quality and value for money. These services might be in hospitals, health centres or other community settings.
 
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been established all over the country, enabling general practitioners and other clinicians to work alongside NHS managers and commissioners to plan and buy health services for their local population. On 1 April 2013 clinical commissioning groups replaced primary care trusts as the lead commissioners for the majority of local health services.

In Nottingham City the local GPs already had a history of working both with each other and with the PCT commissioners, and were thus well placed to progress these changes. This previous work allowed all the practices within the City to join together in one City-wide CCG. The NHS Nottingham City (PCT) Board gave its approval for responsibility for most of its commissioning budget to be delegated to the emerging NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in April 2011. The CCG was officially authorised as a statutory NHS organisation by the NHS Commissioning Board on 23 January 2013 and took on responsibility for a commissioning budget of £384 million from 1 April 2013.
 
This new clinically-led CCG has many different roles and responsibilities and a major part of our work is the effective ‘commissioning’ of services - this means ensuring we have the NHS services that people need and making sure they are high quality and value for money.
 
Alongside the planning and buying of local health services, our role is to engage with local people and improve the health and well-being of the City. By understanding the different needs and lifestyles of our patients we can ensure the right care is available and encourage people to make healthier choices and lead healthier lives.

We published our three-year strategy in April 2013. This sets out our vision, values and six strategic priorities for the next three years.

We work co-operatively with a number of partners and organisations to achieve our aims including: other NHS trusts and provider organisations, Nottingham City Council, One Nottingham, voluntary sector groups, patients, carers and the wider public.
 
The health services we commission (or buy) for the people of Nottingham City include hospital services run by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, mental health and learning disability services run by Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and community services provided by Nottingham CityCare Partnership.

We have established a robust governance structure to ensure the effective delivery of our vision and strategy.
Through these governance arrangements we can ensure accountability for the delivery of each of our strategic priorities, and of our overarching strategy.
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Our performance is monitored by the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Area Team of the National NHS Commissioning Board.

 
For more information please call our Patient Experience Team on 0115 883 9570 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .