NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans and buys the majority of hospital based and community health care services, such as those provided by health visitors and district nurses, for the people of Northumberland.
NHS changes explained
The NHS has undergone many changes recently. The following video, put together by The King’s Fund, explains these changes and the way in which the new organisations work and fit together.
What are clinical commissioning groups?
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), as the names suggests, are made up of doctors, nurses and other health professionals – with support from experienced health service managers.
All 46 family GP practices in Northumberland are members of NHS Northumberland CCG – so in the most part we are practising family doctors, although we do have a range of other medical professionals working with us.
Although we are not responsible for the contract with GP practices, dentists, pharmacies and opticans, we work closely with NHS England who have this role
Putting clinical commissioning into practice
As family doctors we are already close to our patients. We are well placed to develop local health services to make them more responsive to your needs.
We have developed and published our prospectus that shows how we will improve healthcare and health outcomes in the Northumberland area from 2013/14 onwards.
We have really focused on improving patient care using your patient stories and engaging with the Northumberland community. Wherever possible we want to deliver integrated care, connecting as many services as possible and making it easier for you to get good quality care.