How we fit into the NHS Structure
From April 2013 Primary Care Trusts were abolished under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Act Clinical Commissioning Groups became responsible for commissioning or buying health and care services including:
- Elective hospital care
- Rehabilitation care
- Urgent and emergency care
- Most community health services
- Mental health and learning disability services
NHS Lincolnshire CCG – was formed on 1 April 2020, following the merger of the four previous CCGs in Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire East, Lincolnshire West, South and South West who were originally formed in 2013 under the 2012 Act.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is overseen by NHS England, which is a national body formed under the 2012 Act. Local offices of NHS England oversee CCGs and manage primary care commissioning, including holding GP practices, Dentists, Pharmacies and Optometry NHS contracts.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is the organisation responsible for commissioning (planning and designing) local NHS services. The CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals, working together with other clinicians and patients, to decide how the local NHS budget should be spent.
The CCG commissions (buys) health services from a wide range of providers, from the NHS and the independent and voluntary sectors. The CCG has undertaken a supporting role in commissioning of primary care since its inception. In April 2015 the CCG took on full responsibility from NHS England under delegated commissioning.
NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and has adopted the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) model Publication Scheme. The CCG will produce information as it becomes available in line with ICO’s Definition Document for Health Bodies in England.