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 constitution sets out how we will operate, taking into account the different needs and priorities of people living within Northumberland.
The NHS Constitution has been created to protect the NHS and make sure it will always do the things it was set up to do in 1948 – to provide high-quality healthcare that’s free and for everyone.
Our Northumberland-CCG-Operational-Plan-2018-19 focuses on a programme of commissioning intentions. We aim to provide 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.