We plan and buy the majority of local NHS care and health services for around half a million people living in Newcastle and Gateshead.
We are mostly made up of doctors, nurses and other health professionals – with support from experienced health service managers.
We work closely with all 60 GP practices in Newcastle and Gateshead, which are all members of NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG. This enables us to have close links to our patients, allowing us to develop more personalised local health services that respond to individual needs.
What is a CCG?
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Commissioning involves deciding what services are needed, and ensuring that they are provided.
CCGs are not responsible for the contract with GP practices, dentists, pharmacies and opticians, but we work closely with NHS England who have this role.
Find out more about clinical commissioning groups