Who We Are and What We Do

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 the four CCGs of central Sussex (Brighton and Hove, Crawley, 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.  You can find out more about what we commission on the Commissioning Areas page.  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 operates from Hove Town Hall and employs just over 100 members of staff across eight departments — medicines management, commissioning, quality, finance, corporate business, planning and delivery, continuing healthcare and primary care development.  You can find an organisational structure here. 

Information on how to get in touch with us is available on the Contact Us page.

We cover a geographical area of approximately 34 square miles and have the same boundaries as Brighton and Hove City Council, covering a patient population of approximately 300,000.

If you're interested in working for us, please follow the link for more information