NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning, commissioning (buying) and monitoring GP, hospital, mental health and community health services on behalf of the 240,000 people living in Lincoln, Gainsborough and surrounding areas.
We’re a membership organisation, made up of 33 member GP practices, led by doctors, nurses and other health professionals who have first-hand experience of treating patients. We also have a small organisation team who provide support to the CCG with specific functions including project management, contracting, performance and data analysis, finance, quality, communication and engagement. All decisions made about local healthcare priorities sit with our Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Governing Body.
It is important that we have a clear vision of what we aim to achieve, and that the vision is developed with GP member practices and owned by them, and that the vision is clearly communicated to partner organisations, patients, and the public. Our vision is that the people of Lincolnshire West receive compassionate care and excellent health services that promote healthy lifestyles and prevents illness.
We work closely with other NHS organisations including NHS England, neighbouring CCGs, and hospital, mental health and community health trusts to deliver healthcare services locally and improve the health and wellbeing of local people. We also work with other partners including Public Health, local and district councils, voluntary/third sector organisations, and local health and social care patient champion Healthwatch Lincolnshire.
We are responsible for commissioning a range of local healthcare services for the population we serve . These include GP, hospital, mental health, and community health services. We are also the lead commissioner for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), St Barnabas Hospice, Marie Curie, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS), NHS 111, and the Non Emergency Patient Transport Service, which means we manage the service contracts with these organisations on behalf of all residents of Lincolnshire.
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For 2016/17 we have been advised by the NHS Commissioning Board that we will receive a resource allocation of £316m with which to commission healthcare services for the local population we serves.
The CCG takes very seriously the effective management of declared interests and any conflicts that arise from them. Conflicts of interest may arise where an individual’s personal interests or loyalties or those of a connected person (a relative, close friend or business associate) conflict with those of the CCG.
We take the role of safeguarding very seriously. The NHS Safeguarding team is hosted by South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commisisoning Group (CCG), however the team work on behalf of the four CCGs in Lincolnshire to safeguard children and adults.
As an authorised public sector organisation, the CCG is required by the Equality Act 2010 to work in ways that ensure equality and inclusion is embedded into all of its functions.
The Fair Processing Notice tells you about the information we collect and hold about you, what we do with it, how we will look after it and who we might share it with.