The CCG is responsible for buying local NHS services such as primary care (GP services), emergency care, operations or treatments that can be planned in advance and mental health services.

These services are provided by a range of ‘provider’ healthcare organisations, such as GP practices and NHS Trusts. These include:

NHS England allocates money to local Clinical Commissioning Groups as well as commissioning (buying) pharmaceutical and dental services, some highly specialist services and health services for people in the armed forces.

Responsibility for monitoring and promotion of public health sits with Gloucestershire County Council.

The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board (which includes representation from NHS Gloucestershire CCG)  leads on looking at the health and social care needs of the population. It decides on public health priorities and looks at how individuals, communities and local organisations can help to make the county healthier.

Working as an Integrated Care System (One Gloucestershire)

Gloucestershire has been working in voluntary partnership as an ICS since May 2018. Whilst the NHS and care organisations in the county are core within that arrangement, our wider One Gloucestershire partnership, including service users, carers, districts and the voluntary and community sector has been integral to our success.

We have placed an even greater focus on supporting people to keep healthy and independent and providing more joined up care and support to people with physical and mental health needs in their own homes, GP surgery, community or hospital.

‘Place based’ care and support is already making a real difference to people close to where they live with strong primary care networks in place. There is no better illustration of how this is working in practice and the benefits it can bring than the COVID-19 response in the county.