NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for commissioning or “planning and buying” health and care services for the people of West Cheshire, using a c£340m budget to ensure high-quality, sustainable healthcare for our population of 263,755 people.
It is the clinical commissioning group’s responsibility to ensure that the local health budget is well spent.
We are responsible for commissioning:
- GP services
- Planned hospital care
- Urgent and emergency care including “blue light” ambulance services, Accident and Emergency (A&E) services, NHS 111 (non-emergency line) and out of hours services which operate when GP practices are closed
- Community health services (e.g. district nursing)
- Maternity services
- Older people’s healthcare services
- Healthcare services for children, including those with complex healthcare needs
- Rehabilitation services
- Healthcare services for people with mental health conditions
- Healthcare services for people with learning disabilities and autism
- Continuing Healthcare support for people with complex needs who need specialist nursing support