Who we are and what we do
Who we are and What we do
For an overview of who the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group are and what it does please see the following pages on our website:
How we fit into the NHS Structure
NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG has been established as part of the major changes to the NHS set out in the 2010 White Paper Equity and Excellence - Liberating the NHS which became law under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
From April 2013 Primary Care Trusts were abolished under the 2012 Act and 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 North East Lincolnshire CCG will be overseen by NHS England, which is a national body formed under the 2012 Act. Local offices of the NHS England will oversee CCGs and also manage primary care commissioning, including holding GP practices NHS contracts.
Further information about the CCG, it's roles and responsibilities, functions and general duties can be found in the NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Constitution
Although CCGs became responsible for the commissioning of some health and social care services, there are other organisations who also have responsibility for commissioning these services. More information about this can be found here.
North East Lincolnshire Health Profile
Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually and can be found here.
Information about people working for the CCG can be found here. These pages on our website gives details of the following:
- Our member Practices
- Our Staff Structure
- Our Board Members
Our Partnership Board
Details of Partnership Board Members and the Terms of Reference for the Partnership Board can be found on the CCG website here
Minutes and papers of the NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG Partnership Board Meetings are published on the CCG website here
Standards and Codes of Conduct
Members of NHS Boards, Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies and NHS Managers are expected to meet core standards of conduct. The following documents have been developed to guide managers in the work they do and the decisions and choices they have to make and to reassure the public that these important decisions are being made against a background of professional standards and accountability.
Information about the new standards for members of NHS boards and Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies in England can be found here
The Code of Conduct of NHS Managers can be found here
Details on how to contact the CCG can be found at the bottom of our website pages
The CCG Member Practices:
A list of GP Practices who are members of the CCG can be found on the CCG website here
Organisations we work in partnership with
Details of providers whom the CCG commissions services from are published on the CCG website here
North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group
York Clinical Commissioning Group
Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group
Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group
Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group
The Health and Social Care Information Centre - responsible for publishing and assessing the quality of information produced by health and social care bodies.
Public Health England - responsible for public health.
Organisations who monitor our work
Organisations who help us make decisions
NHS Improvement - responsible for overseeing NHS foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers, helping them give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.
Healthwatch - responsible for providing advice on the views of local organisations and service users.
Useful website addresses for key national documents:
The NHS White Paper, Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the Government's long-term vision for the future of the NHS.
The NHS Constitution For England
The NHS Constitution has been created to protect the NHS and make sure it will always do the things it was set up to do in 1948 - to provide high-quality healthcare that’s free and for everyone.
The NHS Constitution will also make sure that no government can change the way the NHS works without getting the approval of staff, patients and the public. The Constitution is a promise that the NHS will always be there for you.
The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations that deliver and oversee health and care services including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority. Patient groups, clinicians and independent experts have also provided their advice to create a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.
The NHS Outcomes Framework sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.
NHS England’s refreshed business plan for 2014/15 – 2016/17, called Putting Patients First, explains how its commitment to transparency and listening to patients are fundamental to improving patient care.