What’s happening nationally…
The Government's NHS reforms mean that CCGs are responsible for commissioning most of your health services. They will decide in consultation with you what your health needs are and will try and get you the treatment that best meets your needs from a GP, clinic or other community setting or a hospital. This means that a clear and credible commissioning plan to ensure better health for everyone needs to be developed. Patients and the public will be able to help shape the CCG plans in partnership with Healthwatch Redcar and Cleveland and through its statutory seat on the local Health and Wellbeing Board.
NHS South Tees CCG is made up of 49 doctors’ practices of all types and sizes serving nearly 200,000 patients.The CCG works closely with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT) who manage James Cook University Hospital and four community hospitals and Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust who provide mental health services and support. The CCG aims to commission high quality services and will be ensuring that these services are clinically effective, excellent value, patient friendly and safe.
Click here to read NHS South Tees CCG's vision.
Click here to read more about how NHS South Tees CCG have used the views of patients, carers and the public to inform their work.
To find out more, visit www.southteesccg.nhs.uk.