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Future direction for Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are proposing to change the way NHS commissioning is arranged across our local area and, as a result, the three groups could become a single organisation as soon as April 2020. The move is in line with similar mergers across the NHS and follows national guidance for health and care services to work more closely together to give everyone the best start in life, world-class care for major health problems and help to age well.

Becoming one CCG will result in reduced variation in care and standardised best practice.  Working as one organisation will also help the CCG meet financial challenges and free up more money to be invested in frontline services and transformational projects. 

The Governing Bodies of the three CCGs recently approved plans to apply to NHS England to create one single organisation.  Prior to submitting the application, the CCGs will engage with the public, staff, providers and other key stakeholders, and the GP membership of each CCG will then vote on a final decision to apply for a merger. The three CCGs will then submit an application to NHS England and if approved the three groups will become a single CCG on 1 April 2020.

You can read more about our plans in our stakeholder briefing.

Have questions or feedback?

If you have any questions or freedback, contact Dr Robert Greville-Heygate