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.
NHS England is responsible for making sure all CCGs meet national standards - as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the NHS Constitution and the NHS Outcomes Framework.
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.
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