In April 2013, the NHS changed so that local doctors and other medical professionals and patients can have more influence in how and what the NHS spends its money on. Local doctors/general practitioners (GPs) formed Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which are the local organisations responsible for spending the majority of the local health budget on services from hospitals and community nurses to operations and prescriptions.
These changes mean that decisions which affect local people will be made by local clinicians. It also means that local patients, carers and specialist groups are able to directly contribute to improving the services that affect them.
NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG) commission services on behalf of the 781,712 patients across Daventry, Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, East Northamptonshire and South Northamptonshire. This means that the services that you receive following a visit to one of the 68 GP surgeries and at the two hospitals in Northamptonshire have been largely commissioned by us.
We have put systems and processes in place to ensure that clinicians and patients are at the heart of our decision making. Northamptonshire CCG covers a large area and we know that the towns and villages within the area are different. This is why we have divided our 69 GP surgeries into four localities covering:
- Daventry and South Northants
- East Northants and Wellingborough
- Kettering and Corby
These different health needs can only truly be met by each of our practices and localities developing strong local engagement, and working with local communities to drive improvements in quality.
NHS Northamptonshire CCG Operating Plan sets out the on-going plan for the delivery of health and care in Northamptonshire in 2020/21. The plan supports the wider Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s proposals as we enter year three of the national five-year plan; the NHS constitution; and the NHS Mandate. You can read the plan here.
Each year, as part of the planning cycle, NHS Northamptonshire CCG is required to issue commissioning intentions to each of our providers. The 20/21 commissioning intentions will be available on this page once they have received final sign off from our Governing Body.
We commission and fund the county’s major healthcare providers and work in partnership with local authorities and other organisations around the county. Click below for more information:
- Northamptonshire’s two acute hospitals, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trustand Northampton General NHS Trust,
- Northamptonshire’s community and mental health care provider Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Northamptonshire County Counciland
- NHS England
- Our community and local stakeholder partners