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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.

Getting involved with your local NHS

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

Clinical commissioning groups

There are two Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover Cheshire West and Chester. Look at their websites to see how you can get involved in decisions made about local health services.

Practice participation group

Join your Practice Participation Group at your GP practice

Healthwatch Cheshire West is for local people and communities to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally.

Further information