NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a clinically led organisation responsible for planning, buying and monitoring most of the health services used by our residents.
The CCG was set up on 1 April 2020 and covers the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
What are CCGs?
CCGs are local, clinically led, statutory NHS bodies. They are membership organisations, whose members, in the case of the South East London CCG, are all the GP practices that serve the six boroughs. We are led by a governing body made up of local GPs drawn from across our boroughs, other clinicians, executives and lay members.
Responsible for planning and paying for most health care services local people use, CCGs ensure that local people can access the best possible care from the services commissioned on their behalf. This involves assessing local needs and prioritising the use of funding with our partners, including local authorities, hospitals, community and primary care services. This is an ongoing process and CCGs are expected to monitor the care provided, as well as respond and adapt to changing local circumstances. In doing so, CCGs are responsible for commissioning to improve the health of their entire population.
Our greatest priority is to ensure that the 1.9 million people living in south east London experience the highest possible standard of care within the resources made available to us. In 2020/21 our budget will be £3.014 billion. Increasingly we are focused on supporting our population to stay well and we are working with our partners to do this through the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. We know that, for most people, it is the care and support they receive in their local community that makes the most difference. We are committed to being deeply connected with our populations and partners in each borough and to working across south east London when that makes sense.
The CCG will:
- Plan the delivery of care to ensure it is available at the right time, in the right place and organised at the scale needed to meet the needs of people in south east London.
- Bring together health and social care to plan services that meet the needs of local people and improve the health and wellbeing of the wider population.
- Collaborate with health and care services to work as one system across south east London and in each of its boroughs to take collective responsibility for proactive, effective and affordable services which improve health and patient outcomes.