Who we are
We are the NHS organisation responsible for planning, commissioning (or buying) and developing healthcare services for the population of Lincolnshire.
The CCG is a membership body, made up of all the GP practices in Lincolnshire. We are led by a board of healthcare professionals – including local GPs, nurses, hospital consultants and lay members – who ensure that we commission safe and effective healthcare services, within our budget.
NHS Lincolnshire CCG – was formed on 1 April 2020, following the merger of the four previous CCGs in Lincolnshire: NHS Lincolnshire East, South, South West and Lincolnshire West CCGs.
Lincolnshire is the fourth largest county in England with a diverse and growing population. It includes more than 30 towns, including the main towns: Boston, Bourne, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, Holbeach, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Spalding, Stamford.– rural, urban and coastal – and several hundred parishes.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone living in Lincolnshire has the best possible health and wellbeing they can and to improve the quality and experience of services so that the population can live happier, healthier lives.
What we do
The new Lincolnshire CCG will have an annual revenue budget of approximately £1.2bn and employ nearly 270 staff. It will commission services on behalf of a GP registered population of approximately 790,000 people in the fourth largest county in England. The CCG understands the significant and varied health needs and profiles of communities across Lincolnshire
The core purpose of the new NHS Lincolnshire CCG is to:
- Improve the health of the people of Lincolnshire
- Reduce health inequalities
- Improve quality of care
As a key partner in the developing Integrated Care System (ICS) we work closely with local hospital trusts, mental health trusts, councils, voluntary sector and others to help achieve the best possible outcomes for local people.
We involve local patients, carers and the public, and organisations such as the Healthwatch Lincolnshire to help us better understand local need and commission high-quality care that is safe, effective and focused on the patient experience – as set out in the NHS Constitution and the CCG Constitution.
Find out more about NHS commissioning on the NHS England website.
Find out more about Healthwatch Lincolnshire here : Healthwatch Lincolnshire
CCGs are accountable to the Secretary of State for Health, through NHS England, which has responsibility for the other third of the NHS healthcare spend (for example, dental services and some specialised hospital services). Read more about the NHS structure.
The majority of dental, pharmaceutical, optometry and some vaccination services are commissioned directly by NHS England.
General Practice (GP) services are commissioned by the CCG under delegated agreement from NHS England.