NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been awarded full responsibility for planning and buying health services for people living in and around Stamford, Bourne, Spalding, Market Deeping, Holbeach and Long Sutton.
The CCG is one of four emerging NHS organisations in Lincolnshire that was assessed against 119 criteria as part of a rigorous scrutiny exercise known as authorisation. In April 2013, NHS England was satisfied with 103 criteria and granted NHS South Lincolnshire CCG authorisation with 16 conditions. Since evidencing its ability to succeed as new commissioning organisation, all conditions have been lifted.
Dr Miles Langdon, Chair for NHS South Lincolnshire CCG said: “We are delighted to be recognised by NHS England for our performance and ability to invest in high quality health services for local people.
"Our CCG provided further evidence of strategic planning, arrangements for finance and governance and partnership working to achieve this.
"The 15 GP practices which make up our CCG will continue to work together to improve the health of people living in the area. It’s our vision for the people of South Lincolnshire to live longer and healthier lives. We will work to achieve this by working in partnership with local people and partner organisations to shape services around their needs.”