There are currently two Clinical Commissioning Groups in Northamptonshire – NHS Nene CCG and NHS Corby CCG – planning and paying for NHS services for people living in different parts of the county.
The organisations have always worked together, and this has progressed significantly in the past 12 months. We now have a shared committee structure, shared staffing, and one senior team headed up by a single Joint Chief Executive Officer, Toby Sanders.
Building on this collaboration, both CCGs’ Governing Bodies have now agreed to take the next step and explore the possibility of moving towards forming a single Northamptonshire CCG from April 2020. Known as transition, this will involve disestablishing the existing CCGs to create one new one.
Many other parts of the country are going through a similar process. In going down this path locally, we’re following national NHS policy to achieve some real benefits:
- Supporting the people of Northamptonshire to access the best health and care services
- Enabling us to deliver operational efficiencies that can support improvement sin patient care.
You can see a presentation about the transition here.
Whatever the future commissioning landscape might look like, our decision-making processes will remain clinically-led, locally driven, and informed by our local patients, public, carers and other stakeholders.
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