Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Commissioning Services and Contracts

What is Commissioning?

The design of services for people in a community, which includes:

  • Understanding the health needs of the local community

  • Designing and redesigning services

  • Buying the services

  • Measuring the impact services¬†

Clinical Commissioning

The NHS is changing. A central feature of the NHS Reform Programme was to devolve commissioning responsibilities and budgets to groups of GP practices. The proposals also suggest a number of new roles for the Local Authority including responsibility for coordinating work between health, social care and public health and taking overall responsibility for work to improve health through the Health and Wellbeing Board.

In this changing landscape, there are three main aspects to commissioning: clinical design, expert management and commissioning support services. 

Who we commissioning from

Somerset CCG is the lead commissioner for the three key providers in Somerset:

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Full details of all the providers Somerset CCG commissions from can be found in the 2 Year Commissioning Plan.

Key documents

Somerset CCG 2 Year Commissioning Plan

Somerset CCG 2 Year Commissioning Plan on a Page

Somerset CCG 5 Year Strategy - full document

Somerset CCG 5 Year Strategy - summary document


Contact Somerset CCG by phone or email:

01935 384000 


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