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News Last Updated: 17/07/2019

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on proposals for new clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the Tees Valley and Durham areas.

The local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) would like to know what you think about proposals to replace the five existing CCGs covering Teeside, Durham and Darlington (see below) with a smaller number of larger CCGs. CCGs have responsibility for planning, buying and monitoring (commissioning) local health services.

They work to ensure local people can get the services they need when they are unwell and to improve population health by tackling health inequalities. The types of services commissioned by CCGs include mental health services, learning disability services and planned hospital care.

Four options for CCG mergers have been proposed for consideration as possible ways to enhance current ways of working. The options are:    

  • A single CCG across the integrated care system, i.e. Cumbria and the North East.
  • A single CCG across the five CCGs currently working together in our area, i.e. NHS Darlington CCG; NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG; NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG; NHS North Durham CCG and NHS South Tees CCG.
  • A single Tees Valley CCG and a single Durham CCG with a continued shared management structure.
  • A single CCG across each Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), i.e. the Southern ICP and the central ICP.Which option do you think would provide the best balance of strategic direction and local focus? Do you have any concerns about mergers taking place?


Further information on the different options is available here.

The deadline for completing the survey is 31st of July

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