North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the NHS organisation responsible for designing, developing and buying local health services in the North Lincolnshire area.
CCGs were introduced nationally in 2013 as part of the government’s restructuring of the health services with the aim of putting local clinicians such as GPs and nurses in a position where they can develop the services their patients and local residents need. North Lincolnshire CCG is made up of GPs from the 19 practices within North Lincolnshire.
The primary role of the CCG is to assess the health needs of the North Lincolnshire population and make sure safe, sustainable and high quality healthcare services are in place. This has to be achieved within the financial budget set out by the Government. The CCG commissions hospital and community services as well as NHS 111.
We jointly commission GP services with NHS England and decisions are made at a Joint Commissioning Committee that meets bi-monthly in public.
Responsibility for Public Health services (such as Health Trainers, stop smoking services and emergency planning) now rests with North Lincolnshire Council. However, the Director of Public Health for North Lincolnshire works in a joint role across both the CCG and the council, thus ensuring that the NHS continues to contribute directly to the prevention of health issues.
North Lincolnshire CCG Organisational Structure 2016/17
The CCG operates under five directorates:
- Nursing and Quality Directorate (including Continuing Health Care)
- Commissioning Directorate
- Finance, Information and Performance Directorate
- Corporate Directorate
- Primary Care Directorate
You can view the staff and structures in the North Lincolnshire CCG Organisational Structure 2016/17.
To view the Clinical Commissioning Groups's Constitution please click here
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