NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group Priority Survey
Your local health services are changing. Family doctors (GPs) have always been involved in looking at how and hwere different NHS services should be run. Now GPs are taking a more formal role and from April 2013 will be responsible for deciding how your local NHS budget is spent in partnership with professionals and patients.
These plans are set out in the Health And Social Care Act, which became law earlier this year. Under the Act, groups of GPs called clinical commissioning groups will have statutory responsibilty for buying (secuing or commissioning) health services on behalf of their patients in their area.
With a budget of around £190m a year, Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will make sure local health services meet the needs of 160,00 people living in Garstang, Lancaster, Morecombe, Carnforth and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to commission safe, high quality services which focus on improving outcomes for local people. Clinical expertise, an understanding of what works well and the experience of the people who use the local health services will be at the heart of everything we do.
Throughout the coming months and years we will actively seek the views of patients, carers, the public and local organisations to help us further improve health and health services.
Tell us what you think! We are really keen for your views about whether you think our current focus is the right one, our future priorities and how you would like to be involved.