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Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a clinically -led statutory NHS body and is responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.  CCGs are: 

  • Membership bodies, with local GP practices as the members;
  • Led by an elected governing body made up of GPs, other clinicians including a nurse and a secondary care consultant and lay members;
  • Responsible for approximately 2/3 of the total NHS England budget;
  • Responsible for commissioning healthcare including mental health services, urgent and emergency care, elective hospital services and community care;
  • Independent and accountable to the Secretary of State for Health through NHS England; 
  • Responsible for the health of populations ranging from under 100,000 to 900,000, although their average population is about a quarter of a million people. 

For the Hartlepool population the responsible body is Hartlepool & Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.

More information can be found here.