Your Local Clinical Commissioning Group

East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning (planning, designing and paying for) our NHS services. The CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals, working together with other clinicians and patients, to decide how the local NHS budget of £611m should be spent.

The CCG serves over half a million people (552,900) registered at 60 GP Practices across east and north Hertfordshire. The GPs understand the health needs of their patients, and they believe this local approach to commissioning helps ensure good quality services that meet the needs of the population.

The CCG’s mission is:

  • To reduce health inequality and achieve a stable and sustainable health economy by working together, sharing best practice and improving expertise and clinical outcomes.
  • To work with patients, manager and clinical colleagues from all sectors to commission the best possible healthcare for our patients within available resources.

The CCG are one of six localities; Lower Lea Valley, North Herts, Stevenage Group; Upper Lea Valley, Welwyn Hatfield and Stort Valley and Villages.

There are six practices in the Stort Valley and Villages locality, covering the areas of Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford and Much Hadham; providing care for a population of 58,000.

Most of the health budget is spent on acute hospital care which includes emergency treatment, planned operations, tests and investigations.

Budget

The locality budget for 2012/13 is £58.4m which is used to fund the following services for our patients:

  • £34.6m on acute hospital care
  • £7.6m for mental health service
  • £8.6m for drugs prescribed by GPs and dispensing
  • £4.9m for community nursing / therapy services
  • £2.6 other

Key Health Priorities

  • Improvement in patient experience of their access to primary care
  • Supporting our patients with long term conditions and end of life care, using personal health planning and advanced care planning
  • Review of cancer management to support early diagnosis with effective review of 2 week wait referrals

Visit them at www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk or find out more about the locality groups they represent.

East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Charter House
Welwyn Garden City
Herts
AL8 6JL
Tel: 01707 390855