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Who We Are
Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is led by a group of local doctors and nurses and brings together all GP practices in the city as CCG members.
Each GP member practice sits in one of three local member groups (West, Central and East) and each group elects a GP to represent its views on our Governing Body, supported by a practice manager, practice nurse and patient representatives.
By talking and listening to people in Brighton and Hove, we decide which services are needed so that everyone – whoever they are, however they live and whatever their state of health – has access to the services, professionals and treatment they need to stay well and live healthily. Our overall aims, commissioning objectives and priorities are set by our clinical leadership, and responsibility for detailed planning and commissioning is delegated to the CCG Governing Body.
We are part of the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance, a joint way of working across five CCGs of central Sussex (Brighton and Hove, Crawley, East Surrey, High Weald Lewes Havens and Horsham and Mid Sussex) that allows us to work closer together to commission services more efficiently and effectively for our local populations.
What we do
The CCG is responsible for making sure that the people of Brighton and Hove have access to the healthcare services they need. We do this by commissioning (buying) health services from healthcare providers. Together with our partners we make sure that NHS and social care resources are used efficiently and effectively to deliver the best possible health outcomes for our population. We also have a statutory duty to reduce health inequalities across the city.
We also have a network of patient participation groups (PPGs). PPGs are run locally by volunteer patients and practice managers and help strengthen the relationship between GP practices and their patients. PPGs contribute ideas, feedback and suggestions directly to their practices.
The CCG has some responsibilities for commissioning (planning, managing and buying) local GP practice serviced. Involving CCGs more in the commissioning of general practice provides an opportunity for offering better, more joined-up care for patients and local populations.
Our Vision and Values
Our vision is to work with, and for, the people of Brighton and Hove to improve their health and well-being by commissioning services that are high quality, sustainable and value for money.
Our values are:
- Making decisions openly – Transparency and clarity in our decision making
- Listening and respecting – Valuing staff, stakeholders and partners
- Innovation and excellence – Promoting innovation and adopting best practice
- Patients and families at the centre – Engaging with our populations in a clear and open way
- Being accountable – Clear accountability to each other and our community
- Recognising achievements – To actively acknowledge when things go well