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CCGs to be replaced as commissioners by ICSs, under NHS England proposals

NHS England wants all CCGs to merge across their integrated care system (ICS) boundaries by April 2022, as part of proposed changes to legislation designed to hand ICSs the direct commissioning power. In board papers published today, NHS England also said it will create a ‘single pot’ of funding, bringing together CCG commissioning and primary […]


More than half of CCGs rated ‘good’ by NHS England

More than half (54%) of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been rated ‘good’ and 12% ‘outstanding’, in NHS England’s 2019/20 assessment. The annual evaluation, which considers CCG performance over a full year, also found that 29% were rated ‘requires improvement’ and 5% ‘inadequate’. Overall, the latest report paints a picture broadly similar to the findings in […]


CCG sets up GP clinic for Covid patients in community centre to meet winter demand

A community centre in Harrogate is being temporarily turned into a GP clinic for patients with Covid-19 or who are showing symptoms of the virus to access a face-to-face appointment. North Yorkshire CCG said until now Covid-positive patients urgently requiring a face-to-face GP appointment have attended their own surgery, but even with strict social distancing, […]


CCGs given £150m to support general practice during Covid-19 vaccination programme

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be given £150m to support GP practices with managing routine demand, as the sector also prepares to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme, NHS England has said. The General Practice Covid Capacity Expansion Fund, established yesterday (9 November), will see the financial boost ‘immediately’ allocated through integrated care systems (ICSs) to CCGs, which […]


CCGs told to improve care and support planning for continuing healthcare cases after review finds ‘significant failings’

A review of continuing healthcare cases has called for CCGs to ensure staff have the skills and resources to carry out high quality care planning, after it found ‘significant failings’ in this area. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) analysed 60 closed complaint cases in a bid to share its learnings with CCGs and […]


GP members U-turn on decision to oppose eight-way London CCG merger

GP members in West London clinical commissioning group (CCG) have reversed their previous decision to oppose an eight-way CCG merger in London.  Almost three-quarters of members (73.5%) have now voted in favour of the plan to form a single North West London CCG, after the initial vote failed to gain their support.  The GP members […]


CCG ‘extremely short-sighted’ to assign LeDeR review for Bristol teenager to inexperienced staff member

An independent review has criticised a CCG for assigning the learning disability mortality review (LeDeR) for 18-year-old teenager Oliver McGowan to a new member of staff. The report, which concluded Oliver’s death was ‘potentially avoidable’, found South Gloucestershire CCG had assigned his LeDeR review to a staff member who was ‘still on induction’ at the […]


GP members vote against eight-way CCG merger

GP members of one of eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) involved in a proposed merger for April 2021 have voted against the plans. Only 35% of West London CCG’s GP members voted to bring the eight organisations together as a single North West London CCG – but the voting system required 50% to support the […]


CCG launches Facebook Live sessions to tackle Covid-19 misinformation

GPs and public health professionals in Leeds will hold a Facebook Live session with the local public to help dispel misinformation about Covid-19 circulating online. Leeds CCG has arranged a number of online health education sessions on the platform, in response to feedback from local people who are searching for trusted information. Dr Mohammed Sattar, […]


Three South East CCGs consult on merger

East Berkshire, Surrey Heath, and North East Hampshire and Farnham clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are consulting on plans to merge in April 2021. The three CCGs already work together as part of the Frimley Collaborative arrangement, with a single executive board, but have notified NHS England of their intent to formally merge. A public consultation […]