Clinical Commissioning Groups

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One of the stated objectives of the coalition government’s Health & Social Care Act is to “put clinicians at the centre of commissioning”. To this end all GP practices across England are now part of a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and, from April 2013, took over responsibility from Primary Care Trusts for commissioning of health services.

Search Hint: Most CCG websites use the URL www.xxxccg.nhs.uk where xxx is the geographic name. You can therefore search for content in most CCG websites by adding site: ccg.nhs.uk/ to your google search.


Details of Clinical Commissioning Groups on the NHS England website updated to reflect the merging of CCGs which took place on 1 April 2018.

A/Z list of CCGs on NHS Choices website

A map of CCGs in England, with names and geographic boundaries.

HSJ interactive commissioning system including CCGs and their CSUs. (Subscription required)

Profiles of CCG services on NHS Choices – searchable by location/postcode.

Inside Commissioning – a news website which includes profiles of CCGs (including website links and key people)

NHS clinical commissioning groups code of governance  (ICSA, November 2013) – “A concise governance code, to support clinicians in developing good governance arrangements and to help build and maintain public trust in clinicians and the NHS.”

Other key reports about CCGs:

Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice ? Kings Fund, July 2013
A three year study following the evolution of clinical commissioning in six case-study sites.

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