Who are we?

We are NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Map-of-areaWe are responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.

We are led by family doctors (GPs) and currently serve a population of around 151,400 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast. This includes the towns of Fleetwood, Kirkham, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-le-Fylde, Thornton and a significant number of rural villages.

We receive around £230million a year from the Government, and from this we plan and buy hospital and community health services. We must, by law, make sure these services are high quality, and spend your money wisely.

We were one of just 10 CCGs across the UK to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating from NHS England in our 2015/16 assurance assessment.

What are the benefits of being a CCG?

CCGs are led by GPs. These are the people most ideally placed to plan and commission services as they are at the heart of their communities, talk to patients every day, understand their needs and have first-hand experience of health issues.
By having direct access to our communities via GP practices, we give local people greater opportunity to become involved in and shape the future of health services.
CCGs are deliberately small organisations. By reducing bureaucracy and administration, we free-up funds to be spent on services and are able to concentrate on what we do best, put people first and respond flexibly to changing needs.
Being overseen by a governing body of members with local knowledge and a commitment to improving local healthcare means appropriate arrangements are in place to carry out functions effectively, efficiently, economically and with good governance.

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