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Local Health Services

Clinical Commissioning Groups are statutory NHS organisations which came in to existence in April 2013.   Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for planning and designing local health services in England. They do this by 'commissioning' or buying health and care services including:

To do this Clinical Commissioning Groups work with patients and health and social care partners (for example local hospitals, local authorities, local community groups etc) to ensure services meet local needs.

Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for arranging emergency and urgent care services within their boundaries, and for commissioning services for any unregistered patients who live in their area.  General Practices have to belong to a Clinical Commissioning Group.

There are two Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover Cheshire West and Chester and they are:

You can read more about what the NHS looks like since the changes that took place in April 2013 at the NHS website.

Finding a local NHS service

If you want to find a local NHS service such as a doctor or dentist you can search on NHS UK.

Getting involved with your local NHS

There are a number of ways to get involved with your local NHS:

Look at the Clinical Commissioning Group’s website to see how you can get involved in decision made about local health services.

Join your Practice Participation Group at your GP practice

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