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Who We Are & What We Do

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Who We Are

The most important relationship within the NHS is the one between doctors and their patients.

Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of the city’s family doctors (GPs) who work within the GP practices in your neighbourhood.

Our relationship with local people and our knowledge of the population makes us best-placed to plan and make decisions about the delivery of healthcare in Stoke-on-Trent.

But we can’t do this alone. We are backed-up by the skilled and dedicated staff working within the Clinical Commissioning Group.

We work with a range of local NHS service providers, including our local hospitals whose services we commission on behalf of our patients. In addition we work with other partners, like Stoke-on-Trent City Council, voluntary groups and some non-NHS healthcare providers.

But most importantly we work with the people of Stoke-on-Trent.

If you are a patient there are many ways to Get Involved with the CCG. That makes us accountable to the people of the city.

View the  pdf Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs organisational structure (1.99 MB)


What We Do

Have you ever considered how to provide healthcare for a city with 290,000 people? How would you prioritise investment and ensure services were the best they can be?

That is the role of Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group.

We are ensuring health and care services effectively meet the needs of the city’s population.

It’s a complex process. Responsibilities range from knowing, in great detail, the city’s unique needs and deciding what the most urgent priorities are. We need to buy a vast range of products and services, ranging from medicines to major surgery. And we need to manage how services are provided by a large range of organisations, both within the NHS and outside.

We aim to ensure all levels of healthcare in Stoke-on-Trent are of the high quality people deserve. And we need to be certain that everyone has equal access to health, recognising that everyone is unique.

We also need to be absolutely certain we are getting the best value for money.

Most of all we need to make sure that we maintain constant communication with the people of the city. We need help from as many people as possible to make sure people in the city get the best possible NHS services.