Joint primary care commissioning role approved for 87 CCGs

A third of CCGs have been approved to jointly commission primary care with NHS England as part of plans to develop co-commissioning.

Contract: 87 CCGs to take on joint primary care commissioning
Contract: 87 CCGs to take on joint primary care commissioning

The 87 GP-led groups will share commissioning functions with NHS England from April.

The announcement means over 70% of CCGs will take on greater commissioning responsibilities after the 64 CCGs which will take fully delegated control of commissioning were announced last month.

CCGs taking on joint commissioning will share control over managing contracts, designing PMS and APMS deals, contractual action such as remedial notices and removing contracts, enhanced services and local QOF alternatives. They will be able, jointly with NHS England, to establish new practices, approve mergers and award discretionary payments.

Map: is your area taking on primary care commissioning powers?

NHS England’s national director for commissioning strategy, Ian Dodge, said: ‘We’ve now backed a total of 150 CCGs to take on delegated and joint commissioning powers to improve local primary care.

'This sends a strong message about the confidence we have in CCGs, and is another demonstration of our commitment to a new deal for primary care. Joining up the commissioning system is critical to help unlock new models of integrated care described in the NHS Five Year Forward View.’

The 87 CCGs have been approved for joint commissioning subject to amendments to their constitutions and the signing of terms of reference by the 31 March 2015.

CCGs taking on joint primary care commissioning


  • NHS Northumberland CCG
  • NHS North Tyneside CCG
  • NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG
  • NHS South Tyneside CCG
  • NHS Darlington CCG
  • NHS Hartlepool And Stockton-On-Tees CCG
  • NHS South Tees CCG
  • NHS Lancashire North CCG
  • NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG
  • NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire And Whitby CCG
  • NHS East Riding Of Yorkshire CCG
  • NHS Hull CCG
  • NHS North Lincolnshire CCG
  • NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG
  • NHS Bassetlaw CCG
  • NHS Southport And Formby CCG
  • NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG
  • NHS Tameside And Glossop CCG
  • NHS North Manchester CCG
  • NHS Central Manchester CCG
  • NHS Stockport CCG
  • NHS South Manchester CCG
  • NHS Trafford CCG
  • NHS Salford CCG
  • NHS Bolton CCG
  • NHS Bury CCG
  • NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG
  • NHS Warrington CCG
  • NHS Vale Royal CCG
  • NHS South Cheshire CCG
  • NHS West Cheshire CCG

Midland and East

  • NHS Wyre Forest CCG
  • NHS Redditch And Bromsgrove CCG
  • NHS Warwickshire North CCG
  • NHS Herefordshire CCG
  • NHS Walsall CCG
  • NHS Solihull CCG
  • NHS Stafford And Surrounds CCG
  • NHS Cannock Chase CCG
  • NHS East Staffordshire CCG
  • NHS Ipswich And East Suffolk CCG
  • NHS West Suffolk CCG
  • NHS Cambridgeshire And Peterborough CCG
  • NHS Corby CCG
  • NHS Nene CCG
  • NHS East And North Hertfordshire CCG
  • NHS Herts Valleys CCG


  • NHS Bexley CCG
  • NHS Greenwich CCG
  • NHS Bromley CCG
  • NHS Lewisham CCG
  • NHS Croydon CCG
  • NHS Southwark CCG
  • NHS Lambeth CCG
  • NHS Sutton CCG
  • NHS Merton CCG
  • NHS Wandsworth CCG
  • NHS Kingston CCG
  • NHS Richmond CCG
  • NHS Central London (Westminster) CCG
  • NHS West London (K&C & Qpp) CCG
  • NHS Hammersmith And Fulham CCG
  • NHS Brent CCG
  • NHS Ealing CCG
  • NHS Hounslow CCG
  • NHS Hillingdon CCG
  • NHS Harrow CCG


  • NHS Oxfordshire CCG
  • NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG
  • NHS North & West Reading CCG
  • NHS Chiltern CCG
  • NHS South Reading CCG
  • NHS Slough CCG
  • NHS Newbury And District CCG
  • NHS Windsor, Ascot And Maidenhead CCG
  • NHS Wokingham CCG
  • NHS Bracknell And Ascot CCG
  • NHS North East Hampshire And Farnham CCG
  • NHS Isle Of Wight CCG
  • NHS Southampton City CCG
  • NHS Dorset CCG
  • NHS Wiltshire CCG
  • NHS Bath And North East Somerset CCG
  • NHS Swindon CCG
  • NHS Bristol CCG
  • NHS North Somerset CCG
  • NHS Somerset CCG

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