Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

About Wirral CCG

Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commits to continue to improve health and reduce disease by working with patients, public and partners, tackling health inequalities and helping people to take care of themselves.

Every GP practice on Wirral is a member of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

What is Clinical Commissioning?

Clinical commissioning is the term we use to describe how an organisation (the commissioner) first identifies the health needs of a population and then sets about a process to appoint other organisations (providers) to supply services to meet these needs. We have a duty to ensure that the services we commission are high quality, safe, local and accessible and also good value for money. The types of service we commission include:

  • Most local hospital care, for example, A&E, Outpatients, Tests and Operations
  • Most mental health care including both GP based services and hospital-based services
  • Most community services for example district nurses, matrons and physiotherapy

We do not commission all health services. In these cases NHS England has the responsibility:

  • GPs, Dentists, Opticians & Pharmacists
  • Specialist Services, for example, cardiac & neurosurgery or transplant surgery.

Who we are

Thank you for visiting the website of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We came into existence as part of the reorganisation of NHS structures undertaken in response to the Health & Social Care Act 2012. Under the new legislation, we are responsible for commissioning health services for the residents of Wirral. In doing this we:

  • Seek to continuously improve services and reduce inequalities
  • Work with patients, carers and the public when making decisions
  • Partner with other health and social care bodies in planning and delivery
  • Perform our duties efficiently and manage our resources effectively
  • Promote the values of the NHS and protect its future

We became authorised as a clinical commissioning group in March of 2013 and formally assumed this responsibility from April 2013.

Our vision, mission and values
Our Vision

"People will have the opportunity to live longer healthier lives regardless of where they live on Wirral"

Our Mission

"To commission high quality services which enable the people of Wirral to improve their own health and well being"

In doing this we:

  • Seek to continuously improve services and reduce inequalities
  • Work with patients, carers and the public when making decisions
  • Partner with other health and social care bodies in planning and delivery
  • Perform our duties efficiently and manage our resources effectively
  • promote the values of the NHS and protect its future

We became authorised as a clinical commissioning group in March of 2013 and formally assumed this responsibility from April 2013.

Our Values

Our vision and mission are underpinned by our values, which are;
Leadership – that is credible, passionate and ambitous
Accountability – we will take personal and organisational ownership
Partnership – we will seek to develop positive relationships with people and our partners
Quality – We will always seek to raise standards and improve outcomes
Character – We will be respectful, supportive and transparent
Integrity – trustful and trustworthy in all we do.

Our Objectives

By living by our vision, mission and values, we hope to be able to

  • Empower the people of Wirral to improve their physical health, mental health and well being
  • Reduce health inequalities across the Wirral
  • Adopt a health and well being approach in the way services are both commissioned and provided
  • Commission and contract services that can;
  • Demonstrate improved person centered outcomes
  • Are high quality and seamless for the patients
  • Are safe and sustainable
  • Are evidence based
  • Demonstrate value for money