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Who We Are & What We Do

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Who We Are

North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NSCCG) is responsible for the commissioning or “buying “ of the majority of Health Services for the people of North Staffordshire (Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands).

We are led by local family doctors (GPs). Our membership includes all 32 practices in North Staffordshire including the doctors, nurses and practice teams and are assisted by a team of professional managers.

We believe the most important factor in delivering good healthcare is the relationship between patients and those delivering their care. It is important for the views of patients to be represented and heard.

We have a variety of ways for the public and patients to become involved. This includes our Membership Scheme with over 1,400 people who take part in consultations.

We also have a member from the Patient Congress who attends the board meeting and their role is to represent the views of the people who live in our area to the rest of the board.

Our clinical directors are experienced local clinicians and they continue to work in practice treating patients while dedicating part of their working week to the CCG. These directors bring with them their expertise which helps us to deliver improved and affordable services of high quality.

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

What We Do

As a clinical commissioning group (CCG) we are responsible for commissioning or “buying” healthcare for the people of North Staffordshire. We make sure we use our budget of almost £279 million to buy a wide range of services for our patients.

These include:

  • Hospital care. If your doctor decides you need to go to hospital for a consultation, tests or treatment, we make sure you get the service you need, in the right place, at the right time.
  • Community care. These are health services delivered to people in their own homes, such as a visit from a district nurse or other health specialist like a physiotherapist.
  • Rehabilitation care. The services put in place to help patients recover from a period of ill health and help patients to return to being as independent as possible.
  • Out-of-hours and emergency care. This includes on-call doctors, local Minor Injuries Units and Accident and Emergency visits.
  • Mental health services. Making sure local people with mental health needs get the support they need, whether they live in their own home or not.
  • Learning disability services. Making sure people with learning disabilities get the most appropriate help to enable them to live as independently as possible.

We aim to match the health priorities of local people with the resources that are available, and we will do this in a completely open and transparent way. We work with partners, including other NHS bodies, councils and the voluntary sector and also consult as widely as possible to make sure the needs of local people are given priority, and reflect real needs.