Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS-funded healthcare for around 466,500 people in the Coventry and Rugby areas. This includes most hospital and community NHS-funded services, though not primary care or specialised services.
NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG is a membership organisation, representing all 67 GP practices in our area. We have a governing body answerable to the member practices, led by elected local GPs, other clinicians and lay members supported by senior healthcare managers.
In 2018/19 the CCG received an allocation of £697.064 million from the Department of Health and Social Care, for spending on a variety of services including:
- Primary care services – We commission general practice services that provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS.
- Community health services – Services such as treatment by district nurses, advice from health visitors, rehabilitation, physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help people recover from illness or injury.
- Acute, or hospital, services – For people who are ill or injured and need more specialised input, often provided in this area by the University Hospitals.
- Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) at Coventry and by the Hospital of St Cross at Rugby.
- Mental health services – Talking therapies for people with common mental health problems, and care from mental health teams for people with more complex needs.
- Medication – The medication which patients are prescribed by their GP, consultant or other NHS practitioner.
- Continuing Health Care -Personalised packages of care that include Continuing Health Care (CHC) and funded nursing care service from a number of nursing home and other care home providers.
- To improve the health and well-being of our community.
- To provide the best possible patient experience.
- To ensure choice, value for money and high quality care.
Values are the underpinning principles that will guide how the CCG governing body, staff and members behave and therefore how they perform and the choices they make when working in clinical commissioning. Therefore, values need to be translated into a set of expected behaviours. They aim to be a CCG that:
- Considers the impact for the patient first when making decisions.
- Respects our patient and the local communities we serve.
- Works with partners and providers to ensure services are integrated, seamless and offer a high quality patient experience.
- Seeks to build strong relationships with patients, communities, partners and providers.
- Shows respect and behaves in an open, friendly and honest manner.
- Invests time and provides support in helping others improve.
- Makes sure everyone counts and is proud to make a difference.
- Works in innovative and flexible ways in partnership with others to achieve better value, productivity and outcomes.
- Is willing to challenge and learn.
- Continuously looks for ways to improve the health of the population.
- Ensures the needs of vulnerable groups are met and that prevent is at the forefront of our thinking.
For more information please visit the Coventry and Rugby CCG’s website at www.coventryrugbyccg.nhs.uk.