NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership – proposal for a single clinical commissioning group in Leeds

Lead: Citywide

Area: Leeds North, Leeds South & East, Leeds West

Period: 9th Aug 2017 - 23rd Aug 2017

The Leeds CCGs undertook a review called ‘One Voice’, to explore a single approach for commissioning health and care services in Leeds. Our aim is to streamline the way we work, find ways to share some functions, and make commissioning easier to understand and simpler for health and care providers. The CCGs are now working as a partnership and making good progress.

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in Leeds, NHS Leeds North CCG, NHS Leeds South and East CCG and NHS Leeds West CCG are responsible for planning and commissioning (buying) healthcare and health services for local people. Each CCG is a membership organisation made up of local GP practices.

The CCGs’ share a common purpose and aspire to maintain and continue to deliver a sustainable health and care system for Leeds. Last year the CCGs undertook a review called ‘One Voice’ which explored a single approach for commissioning health and care services in Leeds to streamline the way we work, find ways to share some functions, and make commissioning easier to understand and simpler for health and care providers.

The CCGs have now established a shared transitional single leadership team and shared transitional governance arrangements, and in the last few months have been working together across the city as NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership.

Following discussions with CCG members, at their meeting on 2 August 2017, the CCGs’ Governing Bodies have given their approval to submit a formal expression of interest to NHS England to create a new commissioning organisation, to take effect from 1 April 2018.

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