Clinical Commissioning Group
Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) consists of 42 GP Practices with over 368,000 registered patients. It is one CCG with three Locality Commissioning Groups (LCGs):
- West Wandsworth
LCGs are geographically based groups, which consist of GP practices who work in collaboration with patients, the public and key stakeholders to influence health service commissioning. Unlike the CCGs they do not hold commissioning funds for the area population nor do they have total purchasing power. LCGs focus on co-designing and assessing health and social care needs, which are then fed into the CCGs commissioning plans and activities.
As LCGs operate at a geographical level they can help reduce health inequalities and address health and social care issues that may be specific to some communities.
Each locality is supported by an elected GP clinical lead working four sessions a week, a full time locality manager and an elected practice nurse lead. Other GPs in the localities have the opportunity to become involved with the CCG by taking on clinical lead positions for specific work-streams (for example; drugs and alcohol or older people).
Each GP practice in the Locality is committed to engaging with commissioning through attendance at regular LCG members forums and via the commissioning engagement scheme.
Their vision is to improve health outcomes for the population of Wandsworth by commissioning services tailored to the needs of individual patients whilst addressing the diverse health needs of the population.
Within their vision is the commitment and recognition that equality and human rights must be central to the way they plan and operate as a public body, an employer and a commissioner of healthcare services.
They understand and recognise that:
- People can experience inequalities, discrimination, harassment and other barriers.
- Patients should be at the centre of their decision making, and in partnership they can deliver high quality, accessible services that tackle inequalities and respond to personal needs.
- An environment of dignity, tolerance and mutual respect should be created, maintained and experienced by all their patients, staff and members.
In delivering vision to secure the best possible services for people in Wandsworth and be an employer of choice, they embed equality and diversity in all key aspects of their commissioning and procurement cycles and employment practices and ensure they monitor, not just their own progress with commitment, but those who provide services on their behalf as well.