We are responsible for your local health care budget. The ‘commissioning’ part of our title refers to the services we buy for our patients – for instance if you need an operation we will commission a hospital to carry it out.
The range of services we plan, commission and review is broad and includes everything from maternity services to urgent and emergency care and mental health services to rehabilitation care. We do not deliver these services directly; they are commissioned by the CCG and delivered by other organisations we call ‘providers’.
Our work is overseen by the CCG Board made up of five GP representatives and other professionals who bring a wealth of skills and expertise. This means that decisions about health care locally are made by GPs, patient representatives and other healthcare professionals, who really understand what their patients need.
To find out about the information we collect and hold about you, what we do with it, how we look after it and who we might share it with, read our ‘How your information is used‘ page.
We work closely with Bath and North East Somerset Council and other local partners to ensure NHS health and social care services are well coordinated and share information, advice and knowledge to make the best commissioning decisions.
We are constantly reviewing health services, making improvements and trying new approaches to ensure safe, effective, high quality healthcare for the people of Bath and North East Somerset.
In collaboration with patients, the public and partners, we have identified six transformational projects that matter to everyone and which we know will make a measurable difference to health and wellbeing outcomes locally. You can read about these 6 special projects below: