How we work

District Nurse treating patient

District Nurse treating patient

At Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), local health needs are at the heart of our decisions. We are committed to improving patient care, combining our collective knowledge, skills and experience to meet the longer-term health needs of local people.  We are also keen to involve patients and the public, so we listen to your needs and act on this feedback to help shape services in the region.

Our plan focuses on the provision of healthcare closer to where people live to avoid unnecessary travel to hospital.  We aim to reduce avoidable hospital admissions by improving support in the community for vulnerable and elderly people and for those with long-term conditions.

We are working with healthcare colleagues based in hospitals, the local authority, the community and voluntary sector and with local people to improve services and patient care.

Our three year plan focuses on a programme of commissioning intentions. These include working with Northumberland County Council to develop an integrated prevention, identification and treatment drug and alcohol pathway.

To ensure a local focus we have developed four areas – North Northumberland, West Northumberland, Central Northumberland, and Blyth Valley.

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