Below please find a message from South Warwickshire CCG
NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been given the go-ahead to commission primary care services from April 2015.
NHS England announced that the CCG – which is responsible for planning, buying and monitoring healthcare services on behalf of the people of south Warwickshire – was successful in its application to take on additional commissioning responsibilities.
Dr David Spraggett, Chair of NHS South Warwickshire CCG, said: “I am pleased to announce that our application to take on responsibility for primary care co-commissioning has been approved by NHS England. This means that from April this year, we will commission the majority of GP services in south Warwickshire.
“We are one of 64 CCGs across the country that has been approved to take on ‘delegated’ commissioning responsibility for GP services. This is a positive step for our CCG towards commissioning services that are focussed on improving outcomes for patients through more joined up and integrated models of care.”
Sue Price, Director of Commissioning (West Midlands), at NHS England, said: “I am delighted that six clinical commissioning groups across the West Midlands, which include NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group, have been successful in their bids to take on responsibility for commissioning the majority of GP services from April this year.
“This is a welcome step towards investment in primary and community services that will see the development of continuing improvements to commission local high quality care for our patients now and for the future.”
NHS South Warwickshire CCG joins 64 other CCGs throughout England that have been successful in providing the evidence that they have a transparent and robust framework for commissioning GP services and managing conflicts of interest.
Primary care is currently commissioned by NHS England’s Area Teams but CCG’s were given the opportunity last year to opt for one of three options for differing levels of co-commissioning: ‘delegated commissioning’, ‘joint commissioning’ or ‘greater involvement’.
NHS South Warwickshire CCG