About The CCG

NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SWLCCG) is a clinically led commissioning organisation authorised by the Government to plan, buy and monitor healthcare services for approximately 133,339 people registered with our 17 GP member practices in Sleaford, Grantham and surrounding rural areas.

The CCG was legally established from 1 April 2013 as part of the Government’s reforms of the NHS, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (which amended the NHS Act 2006). 2017/18 was the fifth year of operation of the CCG.

Purpose and Activities of the CCG

Our purpose is to ensure provision of high quality, efficient and cost effective healthcare services for our geographical area. The main hospitals serving this population are Grantham Hospital, Lincoln County Hospital, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

We have a Clinical Chair, Dr Dave Baker who provides overall clinical leadership. Our Accountable Officer is Mr John Turner, who has overall responsibility for managing the work of the CCG.

The work of the CCG is overseen by a Governing Body which includes GPs, other health professionals, Lay Members and NHS Managers.

Our main responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring safe, high quality provision of healthcare

  • Listen to patients, carers and local people to understand health needs, take their views into account to create meaningful choices

  • Providing information and empowering people to manage their own health

  • Analysing the health and social care needs of our local population - working with the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board

  • Planning health services for the next year and for the future - working with our practices, partners and local people

  • Commissioning other organisations to provide services in line with our plans

  • Agree service contracts and managing performance against those agreements on your behalf

  • Making the best use of the resources we have to provide healthcare

Find out more about NHS commissioning on the NHS England website >> https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/

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