Services we commission

NHS City and Hackney CCG is responsible for commissioning healthcare services to meet the reasonable needs of patients registered with the City and Hackney general practices and unregistered patients living in the area, except for those services that the NHS England, local authorities or other organisations are responsible for commissioning.

Commissioning is about getting the best possible health outcomes for the local population.  This involves assessing local needs, deciding priorities and strategies, and then buying services on behalf of the population from providers such as hospitals, clinics, community health bodies, etc. It is an ongoing process and we constantly respond and adapt to changing local circumstances.  We are responsible for the health of the local population, and we’re measured by how much clinical outcomes improve locally.

We are responsible for commissioning healthcare including mental health services, urgent and emergency care (including out of hours GP services), planned hospital services, community care and rehabilitative care.  We have also been delegated responsibility for the commissioning of primary care services (local GP practice services) by NHS England.