Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are groups of GPs that are responsible for planning and designing local health services in England. They do this by ‘commissioning’ or buying health and care services including:

  • planned hospital care
  • urgent and emergency care
  • rehabilitation care
  • community health services
  • mental health and learning disability services.

Clinical Commissioning Groups work with patients and health and social care partners (e.g. local hospitals, local authorities, local community groups etc) to ensure services meet local needs. CCG boards are made up of GPs from the local area and at least one registered nurse and one secondary care specialist doctor.

Health and Wellbeing Boards have been set up in Kent to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups meet the needs of local people.

Kent and Medway CCG

Kent and Medway CCG is the NHS organisation that plans and buys healthcare services.

The CCG has been formed by bringing together eight smaller CCGs across Kent and Medway. Creating one CCG is a vital step towards Kent and Medway becoming an integrated care system, with health and care organisations working together much more closely than in the past

An integrated care system is when all organisations involved in health and social care work together in different, more joined-up ways.

The focus will be on providing care in a way that benefits patients, not what is easiest for organisations.

From family doctors, to mental health staff, community teams and major hospitals, we’re going to be pooling our resources, skills and expertise to make care and support better for our residents.