Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission (buy) most of the Hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Redlands Primary Care belongs to the Devon CCG. https://devonccg.nhs.uk/
Commissioning involves deciding what services are needed for diverse local populations, and ensuring that they are provided.
CCGs are assured by NHS England, which retains responsibility for commissioning primary care services such as GP and Dental services, as well as some specialised Hospital services. Many GP services are now co-commissioned with CCGs.
Services CCGs commission include:
- most planned Hospital care
- rehabilitative care
- urgent and emergency care (including out-of-hours)
- most community health services
- mental health and learning disability services