Local commissioning means local GP practices joining together to form a group which will commission (buy-in) local health care services, rather than it being done by the Primary Care Trust or the Department of Health.
As the commissioner, the CCG decides which health services should be provided, who will provide them and how they should be paid for. The CCG has a duty to act as an advocate for patients and ensure that the appropriate high-quality services are provided and that those services represent a good use of taxpayers’ money.
The CCG is responsible for commissioning a wide range of clinical or service areas for people in Ipswich and the East Suffolk area.
Find out more about who makes up the governing body, the clinical executive group and the local GP practices.
Find out more about the CCG
This leaflet explains what the CCG is and what we do