NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group – known as a CCG – plans, buys and monitors local health services.
Launched in April 2013, we are part of an NHS plan to give local doctors and the people of Bradford more say in organising their own healthcare.
Our members are 39 GP practices that serve the local population. We plan and buy services like:
- planned hospital care
- rehabilitation services (such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy)
- most community services (district nursing services, for example)
- urgent and emergency care, including A&E, ambulances and GP out-of-hours services
- mental health services
- maternity services
- continuing healthcare (a package of care provided outside hospital for people with ongoing health needs)
- GP primary care services.
We bring together healthcare professionals, local communities and managers so that;
- patients have more control of their own care;
- there is greater focus on healthcare and quality;
- we can increase the involvement doctors and nurses have in the care of services delivered;
- we improve the health and experiences of local people.
You can read more about how CCGs fit into the wider NHS on the NHS England website or watch the video below - an alternative guide to the new NHS in England.
Our vision is better health for the people of Bradford. To achieve this vision our key priorities are:
- living longer, better
- improving patient experience
- mental health
- cardiovascular disease (Bradford’s Healthy Hearts)
We are also focussing on self-care and prevention; out-of-hospital care; planned hospital care; and urgent and emergency care.
Our strategic plan will tell you more about who we are, as well as our vision, mission and values. It also sets out how we plan to deliver our strategy.
You can read more about by whom, and how, we are governed by clicking on the links opposite, or by reading our constitution.