Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013.

Norfolk used to have five separate CCGs but these were merged on 1st April 2020.

Now NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) serves the whole of the county.

CCGs are responsible for planning and buying local health services. This process is known as commissioning. They serve a population of 1.1 million people with a budget for healthcare of £1.6 billion.

They work with patients, healthcare professionals, local communities and councils to make sure the right services are in place. But they don’t provide care directly. They work with hospitals, community and mental health trusts, voluntary sector organisations and the ambulance trust who provide care and treatment.

The NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have set themselves three goals. We have shortened them a little but you can read the CCGs goals in full here.

  1. Make sure that people can live as healthy a life as possible no matter where in Norfolk they live.
  2. To make sure that you only have to tell your story once and to make sure that services work better together.
  3. To make Norfolk and Waveney the best place to work in health and care. Having the best staff, and supporting them to work well together, will improve the working lives of our staff.

Find out more about the NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) here.