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Clinical Commissioning Group

What is a Clinical Commissioning Group?

Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a group of General Practitioners (GPs) who also commission many of the services in Stoke on Trent. This means that they agree contracts with the other NHS trusts, and some local and voluntary organisations to provide health services. Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning most of the healthcare for the people of Stoke-on-Trent. Its members are the local family doctors that work in the GP practices throughout the City. The CCG commission these services, based on the health needs of the people of Stoke-on-Trent by working with other local agencies within the NHS, partners and local people (e.g. patients, carers and the public).

Which NHS Trusts does the Stoke on Trent CCG commission?

The CCG commission a range of services including community and hospital based services. The CCG commissions many providers within Stoke-on-Trent to deliver services for the local population; the main ones being:

  • University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust – Emergency and Specialist treatment e.g. Accident & Emergency
  • Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent NHS Partnership Trust – Community services e.g. Children’s Community Nursing, Physiotherapy
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust – Specialist Mental health and Learning Disability services e.g. CAMHS, ASD Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Partnership  NHS Trust provide many local and community based health services. Combined Healthcare NHS Trust provide specialist mental health and learning disability services. The University of North Midlands Hospitals NHS Trust provide emergency and specialist treatment from the Royal Stoke Hospital.

What regional NHS organisations serve the people of Stoke on Trent?

Ambulance Service maintain the fleet of ambulances and provide emergency medicine and emergency transportation for the region. They also provide non-emergency patient transportation. Locally, the West Midlands Ambulance Service is commissioned on a Staffordshire (including Stoke-on-Trent) footprint; however the Provider works across a West Midlands geographical area.

NHS England is the independent organisation responsible for managing the budget and the day to day workings of the NHS. NHS England is split into four regions. Our region is the West Midlands Region who commission some specialist services. Our area team is the ???? Team who commission our GPs. NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. They set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care. NHS England is responsible for commissioning the contracts for General Practitioners (GPs, Pharmacists, Dentists and some Specialist services (e.g. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Tier 4).

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