About NHS Merton CCG
What is a Clinical Commissioning Group?
Clinical Commissioning Groups, or CCGs, are local NHS organisations that were established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
As of 1 April 2013, CCGs are independent statutory bodies that are governed by members of local GP practices. This means that GPs and healthcare professionals are at the heart of designing local health services in England.
CCGs are responsible for the local health care budget and they buy (commission) local healthcare services on behalf of the local population. These services include:
- Planned care and hospital care
- Urgent and emergency care
- Rehabilitation care
- Community health services
- Mental health and learning disability services
CCGs work with patients and health and social care partners (e.g. local hospitals, local authorities, local community groups) to ensure services meet the needs of the local population.