East & North Hertfordshire CCG Publication Scheme
How we fit into the NHS structure
NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG has been established as part of the major changes to the NHS set out in the 2010 White Paper Equity and Excellence - Liberating the NHS which became law under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
From April 2013 Primary Care Trusts were abolished under the 2012 Act and Clinical Commissioning Groups became responsible for commissioning or buying health and care services including:
- Elective hospital care
- Rehabilitation care
- Urgent and emergency care
- Most community health services
- Mental health and learning disability services
NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG will be overseen by NHS England, which is a national body formed under the 2012 Act. Local offices of the NHS England will oversee CCGs and also manage primary care commissioning, including holding GP practices NHS contracts.
NHS East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning (planning, designing) Hertfordshire NHS services. The CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals, working together with other clinicians and patients, to decide how the local NHS budget of £000m should be spent.
The CCG serves over half a million people (584,000 at 01/04/2016) registered at 57 GP Practices across east and north Hertfordshire. Our GPs understand the health needs of their patients, and we believe this local approach to commissioning helps ensure good quality services that meet the needs of the population.
The CCG is working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, to enable us to deliver joined-up health and adult care.
NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the FOI Act and has adopted the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) model Publication Scheme. The CCG will produce information as it becomes available in line with ICO's Definition Document for Health Bodies in England.