Who we are
Find out what the Hull Clinical Commissioning Group is, who we are and what we do on this page.
Our vision is to create a healthier Hull and we know that this cannot be achieved through just medical healthcare or treatment. We understand that many factors impact on health, and that jobs, skills, houses, education and access to places to play and learn are all part of how people live and what makes them healthy and happy.
Below we describe what a CCG is and how we are making a difference to local health.
You can see our Vision and Values here.
Clinical commissioning groups
In 2010, a government white paper called Equality and Excellence – Liberating the NHS set out major changes to the NHS. The paper described the development and role of Clinical Commissioning Groups, or CCGs. In 2012 the Health and Social Care Act made these changes law and in 2013 the 152 Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) were abolished and a new NHS structure including CCGs was fully implemented.
There are over 200 CCGs in England and they are responsible for 2/3 of the total NHS budget, about £73.6 billion in 2017/18. Hull CCG’s budget is £396 million for 2016/17 and around 70 permanent and temporary staff work here.
The main role of a CCG is to buy and monitor healthcare services for the local population. This is known as “commissioning”.
We are clinically led, which means that local GPs and health professionals direct us. Our clinicians see Hull patients every day and understand what you need. This makes them ideally placed to make decisions about local care. Our clinicians work with CCG staff to make sure that local services are providing the best possible care for you. There are 45 GP practices in Hull, all of which work closely with the CCG.
We commission services for 295,374 people within 34 square miles. If you are registered with a Hull GP, we are responsible for commissioning much of your healthcare. You can see the area we cover on our map here.
How commissioning decisions are made
We gather detailed information about health in Hull and your needs, experiences and opinions. We also look at how the current services are performing and whether they are meeting your needs effectively. Using this data we identify what we need to commission and where we need to change the existing services.
- Urgent and emergency care (including NHS 111, A&E and ambulance services)
- Elective hospital care
- Out of hours services (including walk in centres and minor injury units)
- Community health services (services provided outside of hospital such as home oxygen services, speech and language therapy and wheelchair services)
- Rehabilitation services
- Maternity and newborn services (excluding neonatel intensive care)
- Children’s healthcare services
- Services for people with learning disabilities
- Mental health services for adults and children
- NHS Continuing healthcare
- Infertility services
- GP services. In April 2017 we took delegated responsibility from NHS England for commissioning GP Services. Click here to read more.
NHS England is responsible for commissioning dental services, pharmacy services and optical services whilst health visiting, family nursing and other public health services are the responsibility of Hull City Council. See here to see which service is appropriate for you.
You can see more information about which organisations commission services here.
Where appropriate, we will also jointly commission services with partners such as our neighbouring East Riding of Yorkshire CCG and our Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).
To see our commissioning policies click here.
Our local services are run by a range of organisations, known as “providers” and when we commission a service we undertake a procurement process. Procurement is the act of identifying the best provider for that particular service.
More information about procurement is available here.
Working with our partners
In order to achieve a healthier Hull we work closely with our partners which include Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, our providers, and our Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and other local public sector groups, voluntary and community groups and patient representatives and carers. Partnership working means better use of public funds and local resources as well as making it easier for you to access the services you need.
Most importantly we work with the people of Hull. By working together we are able to improve health, reduce health inequality and secure the best services for you.
Want to get involved? Find out how here.