As a membership organisation we are proud to work on behalf of over 400 GP colleagues who, from 1st April 2013, have been responsible for commissioning healthcare services for the 544,000 people who live in Somerset and for unashamedly putting quality and patient experience at the top of our agenda.
The member practices of the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are arranged in nine commissioning localities. Each locality has a nominated clinical delegate. The delegate, through day to day contact with people who need health services, provides clinical expertise and local perspective to the countywide CCG.
How busy is the Somerset health system this winter?
Operational Pressures Escalation Levels (OPEL) show the amount of pressure being experienced by hospital, community and emergency health services.
OPEL Level 1 is the lowest level of pressure on the system. OPEL Level 4 is the highest.
Thursday 21 February 2019 - the OPEL escalation level for the whole of Somerset is OPEL Level 2
What are OPEL Levels?