We are the NHS organisation responsible for shaping healthcare services for the 900,000 people who live in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of local GPs and health professionals from our 85 practices, working together with other clinicians and patients to decide how the local NHS budget should be spent. Our members use their understanding and expertise to guide the buying and planning of the services we need to give our population the best possible care.
What we do
As the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for our local area, it’s our job to shape the best possible healthcare for the community.
We plan and buy healthcare services for the people of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Commissioning is much more than just managing our budget. Working with patients and partners to:
- Plan for local health needs
- Procuring the best possible healthcare services
- Evaluating the quality of services in our local area
Planning for local health needs
We’re a membership organisation formed by GPs, supported by NHS managers, working at the frontline of our community, so we hear the healthcare needs of our local people every day. We also work closely with partners such as Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils and Public Health England to agree priorities based on the information that we gather between us. Together, this helps us assess our needs, strategically plan our priorities and review the services that are available.
Shaping the best possible services
We’re committed to being fair and open in the way we make decisions and commissioning services according to local needs. Our aim is always to give you access to the highest quality health services while making sure that we achieve the best value from the money we have. We hold contracts with hospitals, community health providers, mental health trusts, ambulance trusts, and other organisations that provide treatment and healthcare.
Find out more about us here.