NHS/CCG Constitution

The NHS Constitution

The constitution sets out rights for patients, public and staff. It outlines NHS commitments to patients and staff, and the responsibilities that the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. All NHS bodies are required by law to take account of this constitution in their decisions and actions.

Find out more about the NHS Constitution here.

The CCG Constitution

NHS Gloucestershire CCG was 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 and Clinical Commissioning Groups became responsible for commissioning or buying health and care services including:

  • Elective care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Most community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services
  • Primary care services

NHS Gloucestershire CCG’s constitution can be found here. Please note that the CCG’s Constitution is currently under review and will follow NHSE Guidance 2018 on remodelling the constitution.

You can find out more about us, including our publication of spend and financial sanctions here.
Further information about the CCG, our priorities and how we make our decisions can be found in the NHS Publication Scheme.