NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Buckinghamshire CCG)
Buckinghamshire CCG is a group of 49 member GP practices and their associated branches across the entire county, serving a population of over 530,000.
CCGs, which are made up of our local GPs and other healthcare professionals, are responsible for ‘commissioning’ – planning, designing and paying for your NHS services. This includes planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation, most community services, general practice and mental health and learning disability services.
Buckinghamshire CCG was formed in April 2018, by the merger of Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs. By bringing these two organisations together, we have become a stronger commissioning organisation, able to source the best services possible to meet the needs of the county’s population. This also means the CCG can reduce duplication of work and costs, allowing it to operate even more efficiently and effectively.
What does commissioning involve?
- assessing the health needs of a population
- taking responsibility for ensuring that appropriate services are available to meet those needs
- being accountable for the associated health results.