What we do
As a Clinical Commissioning Group, we plan the right services to meet the needs of local people.
A responsibility of a Clinical Commissioning Group is to buy local health services, including community health care and hospital services.
CCGs are provided with an annual budget from the NHS which they must use to commission local services.
CCGs are responsible for:
- the care and treatment you may need in hospital and community health services, including district nurses, physiotherapy and other therapies
- the medicines you may be prescribed
- the services you receive at your local GP practice
- mental health services
- and support and services for people living with learning disabilities
Many CCGs, including Greater Huddersfield CCG, have responsibility for decision making in relation to GP services. This means that the CCG is responsible for planning, buying and reviewing GP services in Greater Huddersfield. You can find more information about these arrangements on the NHS England website.
CCGs are not responsible for other primary care services which include dentists and opticians – these areas are commissioned by area teams of NHS England.
You can find out more about the NHS in England and how CCGs fit into the system, here.