What is the Clinical Commissioning Group? (CCG)

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) is the NHS organisation that coordinates the delivery of health services on behalf of everyone living in Hartlepool and Stockton.

We’re a membership organisation made up of 38 GP practices across the area that covers a population of around 300,000.

Meet the CCG's Governing Body members.

View the CCG prospectus which details their full services and what it means to you.

What are CCGs?

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG is one of 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England, established in 2012. A CCG is an independent statutory body governed by locally based doctors, nurses and experienced managers, supported by supported by health professionals using direct input from the general public.

They take on a range of commissioning responsibilities from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and manage most of the NHS commissioning budget for England.

Read more in the Understanding the New NHS guide.

Our CCG is supported by a wider NHS team know as North of England Commissioning Support Unit, who work with them to help take forward plans and make real and lasting improvements for local people while making use of NHS resources.

Who are CCGs accountable to?

CCG's are overseen by NHS England at a national level. NHS England ensures that CCGs have the capacity to successfully commission (buy) services for its local population. NHS England also ensures that the CCGs meet its financial responsibilities.