Who We Are:

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the commissioning organisation for the whole county of Dorset. The group is a membership organisation, formed of all 100 local GP practices in the county.

Our mission is to support the people of Dorset to lead healthier lives. You can read more about what we stand for.

What We Do:

Our principal work is to plan, develop and buy health services on behalf of the local people. We are responsible for buying:

    • Planned hospital care
    • Urgent and emergency care, including the 111 service
    • Community health services
    • Mental health and learning disability services
    • Rehabilitation care
    • Maternity, children’s and family services
    • NHS continuing healthcare.

Our key providers across the county include:

    • Dorset HealthCare
    • Dorset County Hospital
    • Poole General Hospital
    • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals
    • Salisbury Hospital
    • Southampton University Hospital
    • Yeovil Hospital
    • South West Ambulance Service

There are many other service providers from the charitable, voluntary and private sectors that allow patients a wider choice of service location and type.

We are committed to improving the local health services to reflect our local population needs and do this by working through a number of clinical work programmes (clinical commissioning programmes – CCPs), to consider where improvments can be made. Each of these work programmes is led by a local GP, supported by other doctors, specialists and commissioning managers. View our current CCPs.

How Do We Work?

All 100 GP practices are sub-grouped into 13 locality groups (or geographical areas), which have been involved in commissioning for the local region for many years. Each locality has a Locality Chairperson (a local GP), who is also a member of our Governing Body. This ensures our decisions are clinically-led.

The Governing Body is made up of our 13 Locality Chairpersons, a Governing Body Chairperson, an accountable Chief Officer, an accountable Chief Finance Officer, two Lay Members, a Nurse Lead and a Secondary Care Lead. You can view more details on the structure of our Governing Body and it’s primary focus. The Governing Body is a key decision-making group of the CCG.

We also have a Clinical Commissioning Committee which reports to the Governing Body, made up of the Chairpersons of our six CCP workstreams, Executive Members and Lay Members.

The Aim of the DCCG

Our aim is to be an organisation that:

Uses resources effectively and efficiently

Challenges and encourages it’s partners, members and staff to drive improvements in services and performance

Has a local focus but doesn’t lose sight of the bigger picture

Values it’s staff and membership and is a great place to work

Is trusted and builds confience in our public, patients and stakeholders

For more information on the DCCG click on the link below to go to their website:

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