NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was created in 2013 to organise the delivery of healthcare to 627,000 people living in west Hertfordshire.
CCGs are made up of our local GPs and other healthcare professionals and are responsible for ‘commissioning’ – planning, designing and paying for your NHS services. We work to help people stay well and to improve NHS services to meet the needs of local patients.
We work with local health and social care organisations, patients and residents to make decisions about how our budget of £840million is spent and how services are provided.
We contract with a range of different providers to deliver services. These include planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation, most community services, general practice and mental health and learning disability services.
We oversee how services are provided to make sure services are of a high quality, easy for patients to access and are joined up with other services that look after people.
Our constitution outlines the principles by which we work and the rules and processes that we follow. Our Annual Report and Accounts provide a detailed summary of how we deliver our statutory duties each year.
How we make decisions
As a clinical commissioning group (CCG) we are responsible for over £900m of tax payers’ money, and for how health care works in this area, so we must make sure our decisions are fair and transparent. There are national and local guidelines to help us with our decision-making processes.. Following agreed processes mean that you can hold us to account and make sure that we are commissioning the best possible health services for you and your family.
To find out more about how we make decisions here
With our partners – West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Hertfordshire County Council – we have approved a strategic outline case for the future provision of health and social care in west Hertfordshire – Your Care, Your Future. This means that more services will be provided closer to people’s homes which will enable us to help people stay healthy, improve the quality of care we can provide, improve clinical results and ensure services are more sustainable for the future.
You can read more about Your Care, Your Future – including the ways that you can be involved in this exciting new future – by visiting www.yourcareyourfuture.org.uk