Clinical Commissioning Groups, often abbreviated to 'CCGs' are new organisations created under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
CCGs are independent statutory bodies, governed by members who are the GP practices in their area. A CCG has control of a local health care budget and 'pays for' (commissions) local healthcare services on behalf of a local population. This includes most hospital services and community based services like blood testing and physiotherapy.
Some of the functions a CCG carries out replace those of Primary Care Trusts that were officially abolished on 31st March 2013, such as the commissioning of community and secondary care. Responsibilities for commissioning primary care transferred to the newly established organisation, NHS England.
NHS England is responsible for ensuring CCGs like us meet and maintain standards - as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the NHS Constitution and the NHS Outcomes Framework.
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of member GP practices who report to a Governing Body. The role of a Governing Body is to oversee the work of the CCG and make sure that decisions about changes to local health services are debated openly and fairly.
Your Camden CCG Governing Body meets regularly, and you are free to attend these meetings.
You can find all the members of the Governing Body on our Chart of Camden CCG Governing Body Members.
We seek to manage potential conflicts of interest through a register of interests which is reviewed regularly and updated as necessary.
Our Governing Body is supported by several committees which are illustrated on the attached structure chart under downloads. The committees meet on a regular basis, some monthly and others quarterly and report to the Governing Body. Committee meeting minutes are included with Governing Body meeting papers.
Learn more about our commissioning plans for Camden in 'What We Do', or you can browse documents relating to our commissioning strategy.
Our vision and values
"Working with the people in Camden to achieve the best health for all."
Our values are:
- Adherence to NHS founding principles