If you are a patient, carer or member of the public who lives in Northamptonshire and are interested in supporting the work of NHS Nene CCG – why not become a member?
This would enable us to work together to develop new and improved health services for local people. Please complete our simple on-line application form here.
What's happening to the NHS near me?
From April 2013, the NHS changed so that local doctors and other medical professionals and patients can have more influence in how and what the NHS spends its money on. Local doctors/GPs have formed Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which will be the local organisations responsible for spending the majority of the local health budget on services from hospitals and community nurses, to operations and prescriptions. These CCGs aim to work with local people including patients, carers and their representatives as well as with other partner organisations to ensure local healthcare meets the needs of the local population.
These changes are based on the idea that patients will enjoy better healthcare if decisions that affect local people can be made by local clinicians and patients. It also means that local patients, carers and groups are able to directly contribute to improving the services that affect them.
The CCG responsible for Daventry, South Northamptonshire, Wellingborough, Kettering, East Northamptonshire and Northampton is NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group. It represents all 70 GP surgeries in these areas and is responsible for buying services for the 626,000 patients registered with a Nene GP.
We know that each of these areas have different health needs. To make sure that the right services are delivered each area has a team from the CCG, local surgeries, patient groups and other partners that are already working together to ensure that you receive the best healthcare services possible. Nene CCG needs to be innovative and effective if it is going to produce better services, while reducing the increasing costs of healthcare due to our ageing and growing population.
Our healthcare priorities for the Nene localities
To provide more services and care close to home so patients don't need to go to hospital
For those patients that do need hospital care, to ensure that these services can be accessed quickly, and are of high quality
To make sure we plan services that are the best quality they can be by using the latest medical thinking and patients' views
To join up work with local partners in the Nene areas so we respond quickly to get new services up and running by having less bureaucracy and red tape
To talk to our patients about overall good health and healthy lifestyles so that people can manage long term health conditions and healthier lives