NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a clinically led commissioning organisation authorised by the Government to plan, buy and monitor healthcare services for approximately 162,000 people living in South Lincolnshire.
The CCG was legally established from 1 April 2013 as part of the Government’s reforms of the NHS, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (which amended the NHS Act 2006). 2017/18 was the fifth year of operation for the CCG.
The CCG is a membership organisation made up of 13 GP practices who provide primary care services to people living in the area (the CCG had 15 practices up to 30 November 2017 – this was reduced to 13 following the merger of three of the practices in Stamford).
Purpose and Activities of the CCG
Our purpose is to ensure provision of high quality, efficient and cost effective healthcare services for our geographical area, which covers Stamford, Bourne, Market Deeping, Spalding, Long Sutton and surrounding areas. The main hospitals serving this population are Peterborough and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, Johnson Community Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
We have a Clinical Chair, Dr Kevin Hill, who provides overall clinical leadership. Our Accountable Officer is Mr John Turner, who has overall responsibility for managing the work of the CCG.
The work of the CCG is overseen by a Governing Body which includes GPs, other health professionals, Lay Members and NHS Managers.
Our main responsibilities are:
- Ensuring safe, high quality provision of healthcare
- Listen to patients, carers and local people to understand health needs, and take their views into account to create meaningful choices
- Providing information and empowering people to manage their own health
- Analysing the health and social care needs of our local population – working with the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board
- Planning health services for the next year and for the future – working with our practices, partners and local people
- Commissioning other organisations to provide services in line with our plans
- Agree service contracts and managing performance against those agreements on your behalf
- Making the best use of the resources we have to provide healthcare
Find out more about NHS commissioning on the NHS England website >> https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/
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