New NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group to be launched

A new NHS statutory authority, the NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be established with effect from tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1).

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It replaces the previous four NHS Lincolnshire CCGs (East, South, South West and West) which have been in existence since 2013.

The new Lincolnshire CCG will be responsible for a budget of over £1.2b, which it will use to commission – or buy - health services on behalf of the population of the county.

John Turner, Chief Executive, said: “The current entire focus of the NHS in the county is on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are all working together as one NHS team alongside our partners, to deliver the best possible NHS support to people and patients at this exceptionally difficult time for us all.

“The NHS workforce in the county is showing tremendous professionalism and dedication, for which we are sincerely grateful, and the new Lincolnshire CCG will aim to promote and extend this excellent collaborative working for the benefit of the people of Lincolnshire.”

Sean Lyons, Chair, added: “It is evident that over the past year there has been wide support to merge the previous four CCGs into one NHS Lincolnshire CCG, which will simplify arrangements between commissioners, providers and system partners.

“We have established the new CCG in a low-key way to enable us to focus on working with our NHS colleagues and other partners in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In doing so, it is vitally important that we all follow the Government’s current advice, as this is the best way we support our NHS, and save lives.”

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