First CCGs set to take on commissioning of GP services

Congratulations to our Clinical Commissioning Group clients: Barking and Dagenham, Castle Point and Rochford, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, all of whom have been appointed to commission the majority of GP services in their areas from April this year. The CCGs are part of a group of 64 announced by NHS England.

Ian Dodge, National Director for Commissioning Strategy at NHS England, said: "Today we are backing 64 CCGs who have asked NHS England for full delegated powers to improve local primary care, within a transparent and robust framework for managing conflicts of interest. It is a vote of confidence in CCGs.  It is part of our commitment to deliver a new deal for primary care.  And it’s a critical step towards joining up the commissioning system, which in turn will help unlock new models of integrated care described in the NHS Five Year Forward View."

NEL CSU is proud to have supported the Waltham Forest and East London CCGs in their bids and wish them every success. More information is available on the NHS England website