Full list of CCGs unveiled
MedWire News: The Government has published the proposed list of all 212 new CCGs and their member practices.
The proposed configuration forms the basis for CCG authorisation and will be formally agreed on at the next NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NCBA) meeting on 31 May.
Details of the information include the geographical centres and boundaries for each CCG and the planning assumptions about the member practices for each.
According to the NCBA, each CCG has obtained sign-up from all member practices, includes appropriate geographic coverage for commissioning a population and only ever straddles strategic or local authority boundaries "for patient interest reasons".
Most of the populations covered range from 150,000 to 300,000 in size, although the smallest covers around 70,000 and the largest, for Devon, serves just over 900,000.
The provisional information also includes the interim budget allowance for each CCG.
Dame Barbara Hakin, National Director of Commissioning Development at the NHS Commissioning Board Authority described the development as "a real landmark moment" and "a credit to everyone involved".
"We have 212 groups of practices who have chosen to come together to shape and commission services to deliver better care, better experience, better outcomes and improved safety for their local populations," she added.
"There is still a great deal of work to do as the proposed CCGs move closer to authorisation, but we should take a moment to celebrate this fantastic achievement."
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By Caroline Price