Creating a Single CCG for Kirklees
NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups are planning to merge and create a single clinical commissioning group for Kirklees from April 2021.
As part of the process, the CCGs are inviting views from local patients. Feedback will be used to inform and support the setting up of the new organisation.
Patients can get involved by completing a short survey. The CCGs are also holding two stakeholder events. More details about the engagement process, survey and events are on the NHS North Kirklees CCG website. Deadline for responses is 31 January 2021.
What is a CCG?
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations set up by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to organise the delivery of NHS services in England.
They are responsible for planning, purchasing and monitoring (commissioning) a range of healthcare services on behalf of local people, including:
- Emergency and urgent health care
- Ambulance services
- Community health services
- Maternity services
- Hospital care
- Rehabilitation services
- Services for those with mental health conditions and learning disabilities
- Prescriptions for medicines
- GP services (primary care).
NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG serves a population of approximately 243,000 registered patients in Huddersfield and the Valleys. It has a membership of 37 GP practices.
NHS North Kirklees CCG serves a population of approximately 194,000 registered patients across the towns and villages of Dewsbury, Batley, Mirfield, Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton and Birstall. It has a membership of 27 GP practices.