The CCG is a membership organisation. We are one of the largest CCGs in England, by patient population. We have 101 GP practices as members, which cover all GP practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, as well as three practices in North Hertfordshire (Royston) and two in Northamptonshire (Oundle and Wansford).
We have a patient population of over 960,000 which is diverse, ageing and has significant inequalities. We manage a budget of around £1 billion to spend on healthcare for the whole population of this area, which is just over £1,000 per person.
The CCG has to work within a local budget from the NHS for local health services and work closely with other NHS colleagues and local authorities to ensure local people are receiving the best possible care.
What does a CCG do?
CCGs are responsible for commissioning (planning, buying and monitoring):
- the care and treatment you may need in hospital and community health services, including district nurses, physiotherapy and other therapies
- urgent and emergency care (including out-of-hours)
- the medicines you may be prescribed
- mental health services
- support and services for people living with learning disabilities.
Importantly we are not responsible for dentists and opticians – these areas are commissioned by NHS England.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will work in partnership to improve quality of care, to develop healthy communities through change and innovation, making wise decisions about how we use the resources available to us.
We are committed to being;