What’s happening nationally…
The Government's NHS reforms mean that CCGs are responsible for commissioning most of your health services. They will decide in consultation with you what your health needs are and will try and get you the treatment that best meets your needs from a GP, clinic or other community setting or a hospital. This means that a clear and credible commissioning plan to ensure better health for everyone needs to be developed. Patients and the public will be able to help shape the CCG plans in partnership with Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees and through its statutory seat on the local Health and Wellbeing Board.
The CCG for Hartlepool and Stockton is made up of doctors’ practices of all types and sizes serving more than 200,000 patients.
NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG will work closely with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust which is responsible for services from North Tees and Hartlepool general hospitals, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust who provide mental health services and support and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust who provide many of our specialist services as well as general hospital care.
NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG’s focus is on safety and quality of outcomes with simpler, quicker care closer to your home. They aim to reduce the need for hospital care by providing better care in the home and local community. The CCG aim to work more closely with community teams and hospitals to ensure that patients can be discharged quickly and safely with the right care at or close to home where this is needed.
To find out more, visit www.hartlepoolandstocktonccg.nhs.uk