Welcome to NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
01 April 2020
April 1st 2020 marks the launch of NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for a population of around 770,000 people, it is Cheshire CCG's responsibility to ensure the local health budget of c£1.2bn is well spent.
People in Cheshire are living longer, with a growing proportion of people aged 65 or over. However, more people than ever are also living with multiple health conditions.
NHS Cheshire CCG is committed to working with partners to ensure that the people of Cheshire are able to access consistently good care – wherever they live – and to work together to deliver the priorities outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.
A clinically-led organisation, which encourages public involvement at all stages of the commissioning cycle, Cheshire CCG ensures that the views of clinicians and residents are front and centre of all decision-making processes.
Benefits include a more powerful voice to champion the needs of local people at regional and national level and more support for the development of Integrated Care Partnerships in Cheshire East and Cheshire West to enable more people to access care closer to home.
Previously served by four CCGs - Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal and West Cheshire - more than three quarters of respondents to a public engagement exercise in 2019 voted in favour of the creation of a single Cheshire CCG.
A subsequent ballot of GP member practices drew even stronger support, with 86% of responses across Cheshire in favour of a merger.