Primary care commissioning is one of a series of changes set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View. It gives Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) an opportunity to take on greater responsibility for general practice commissioning. It was introduced to support the development of integrated out-of-hospital services, based around the needs of local people, and is part of a wider strategy to join up care and could lead to a number of benefits for patients and the public including:
- Improved access to primary care and wider out-of-hospital services, with more services available closer to home;
- High quality out-of-hospital care;
- Improved health outcomes and reduced health inequalities;
- A better patient experience through more joined up services.
In April 2015, the CCG took on the responsibility for commissioning of local GP services, which had previously been commissioned by NHS England.
Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings
Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings take place every month where decisions are made about our primary care priorities on behalf of the people living in Lincoln, Gainsborough and the surrounding villages. Primary Care Commissioning Committee papers are available to download from the Library section, and dates of forthcoming meetings are listed in the Events section.
Any questions or queries relating to primary care commissioning committee meetings please contact Sarah Bates, Board Secretary on 01522 513355.