Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, or CCG, is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for 544,000 people across Somerset. We are a statutory body, established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Led by local doctors and healthcare professionals with knowledge of their specific communities and patient needs, we are committed to improving the health of Somerset’s population.
Our CCG is made up of 75 GP practices and these practices operate within nine commissioning localities. They work together to ensure the best possible healthcare is available and meets the needs of people in Somerset. Read more about our commissioning localities
We plan local healthcare and buy services from district hospitals, such as Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Yeovil District Hospital and Bath’s Royal United Hospital. We also fund community and mental health services from Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
We work with patients, the public, and many partners, including local hospitals, local authorities, and local voluntary and community groups. Our goal is to improve health and deliver high quality health services to the people of Somerset.
You can find out more about commissioning and view our Two Year Commissioning Plan and Five Year Strategy on our Commissioning Services and Contracts page
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