NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG Publication Scheme

How we fit into the NHS structure

NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG has been established as part of the major changes to the NHS set out in the 2010 White Paper Equity and Excellence - Liberating the NHS which became law under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

From April 2013 Primary Care Trusts were abolished under the 2012 Act and Clinical Commissioning Groups became responsible for commissioning or buying health and care services including:

  • Elective hospital care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Most community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services

NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is overseen by NHS England, which is a national body formed under the 2012 Act. Local offices of NHS England oversee CCGs and manage primary care commissioning, including holding GP practices NHS contracts.

NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is the organisation responsible for commissioning (planning and designing) local NHS services. The CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals, working together with other clinicians and patients, to decide how the local NHS budget should be spent.

The CCG commissions (buys) health services from a wide range of providers, from the NHS, the independent and voluntary sectors. The CCG has undertaken a supporting role in commissioning of primary care since its inception. In April 2015 the CCG took on full responsibility under delegated commissioning.

NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SWL CCG) is responsible for improving the health of, and the commissioning of, health services for the 133,339 people registered with our 17 GP member practices in Sleaford, Grantham and surrounding rural areas.

NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and has adopted the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) model Publication Scheme. The CCG will produce information as it becomes available in line with ICO's Definition Document for Health Bodies in England.

Information last updated: 22/10/2018