NHS Rushcliffe CCG is responsible for commissioning hospital, community and mental health services for the population of 123,576 registered with a Rushcliffe GP practice.
NHS Rushcliffe CCG is a membership organisation consisting of 12 GP practices in the area supported by a small management team and led by the Governing Body. We work closely with the district and county councils and other agencies to develop and deliver strategies that improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.
We cover broadly the same population as Rushcliffe Borough Council, and this allows us to truly understand and focus on the needs of our local population, which gives us an advantage in commissioning services that are designed for Rushcliffe residents.
Our mission is to improve the health outcomes of people registered with a member GP practice in NHS Rushcliffe CCG, and other patients who live in the locality, by commissioning high quality and affordable health care services.
Some of the organisations we commission from, such as our local hospital services, cover wider populations (e.g. the south of Nottinghamshire) so we work very closely on many transformation and service re-design projects with our neighbouring CCGs NHS Nottingham West, NHS Nottingham North and East and NHS Nottingham City, although our demographic and health challenges are in some parts very different. Alongside our local CCG partners and other local providers, we have established the South Nottinghamshire Transformation Board, a group which sets the strategic direction for the health system of South Nottinghamshire.
The positive relationships we have with our neighbouring CCGs go wider than just South Nottinghamshire though, and include NHS Newark and Sherwood, NHS Mansfield and Ashfield, NHS Erewash and NHS West Leicestershire CCGs, which benefit our patients who receive services from our local providers. Together with our local councils we have the option to work alone or as part of a larger team, according to the best fit for each situation, allowing us to pool resources – people and money – and to work most efficiently.