Local commissioners

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Clinical Commissioning Groups (known as CCGs) are groups formed by GPs that are responsible for designing local health services in England. As part of the NHS reforms, CCGs have taken over from Primary Care Trusts, as of April 2013. There are six CCGs covering Surrey:

For Surrey wide services, such as the Ambulance Service, each CCG will act as the ‘Lead Commissioner’ for a different key services. These are outlined below:

  • Guildford and Waverley: CCGs safeguarding children’s team and children’s commissioning team, mental health (adults and children), learning disabilities services
  • Surrey Heath: Accreditation and Annual Appraisal of General Practitioners with a Special Interest
  • Surrey Downs: NHS Continuing Health Care, NHS funded Nursing Care services, Support services from the designated nurse for Safeguarding Adults
  • North West Surrey: Community services and emergency ambulance services, NHS 111 and patient transport

Adult social care

Adult social care is commissioned by Surrey County Council.