The North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is an NHS organisation which is responsible for local health services in North Lincolnshire.
The aim of CCGs’ are to put local GPs and nurses in a position which means they can develop the services that local residents need.
The main role of the CCG is to assess the regions health needs and to ensure that sustainable, high quality healthcare services are put into place. This needs to be achieved within the budget set out by the Government.
Various challenges face the CCG including a growth in the older population- around 1 in 5 of North Lincolnshire’s population are over 65 years old which is higher than the national figures, treatments becoming more expensive and more people living with one or more serious long term health conditions.
The North Lincolnshire CCG have recently published their third Annual Report which sets out where and what the funds that the funds are spent on.
The funds provided to the CCG have to be split into many different areas- the main one being hospital services. Over half of the funds go to the hospitals. Other areas include mental health community health, GPs (just under a quarter) and prescriptions (just under a quarter) - amongst many other areas.