Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are independent membership organisations that are made up of local GP practices.
They are led by an elected Governing Body which includes GPs, other clinicians including a nurse and a secondary care (hospital) consultant, and other lay (outside) members who bring additional skills and experience to the Governing Body.
CCGs are responsible for commissioning (buying) healthcare for their local community including; mental health services, urgent and emergency care, elective hospital services, and community care.
Calderdale CCG is in charge of buying health services for more than 220,000 people registered with its 25 member GP practices in Calderdale. We work together with partners (like Calderdale Council and voluntary organisations) and health care providers to:
- Ensure that healthcare is available for anyone who needs it.
- Keep people safe.
- Ensure continued improvements in the quality of care.
- Support people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Address local health inequalities
- Ensure financial sustainability
The NHS belongs to us all and so listening to what people say about local NHS services is really important to us. It helps us to understand what patients need and want. We are always looking at new ways to help people have their say about health services and we will work with you to find out the best way for you to do this. If you have any questions about how you can get involved you can contact our Patient and Public Involvement team on 01422 307400.