Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) are NHS organisations set up by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to organise the delivery of local health services in England. CCG’s are clinically led groups whose membership includes all of the GP Practices in their geographical area.
The aim of CCGs is to give GPs, other local clinicians and patients the power to influence commissioning decisions. CCG’s are overseen by NHS England and are responsible for commissioning, planning, designing and paying for health services, such as, local hospitals, community care, ambulances, mental health and learning disabilities services. Each CCG has a constitution and is run by its Governing Body.