According to NHS Dudley CCG, a merger will assist the 4 CCGs to provide on their commitment of enhancing the health and health and wellbeing of patients across the Black Country and West Birmingham.
The four Medical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the Black Nation and West Birmingham– Dudley, Sandwell & & West Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton– are proposing to combine to produce one CCG.
In addition, the merge would also assist reduce organisational running expenses, releasing up money which might be much better invested on supporting regional health care services.
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This would happen on the 1st of April 2021 if the 4 CCGs combine.
A choice about future commissioning arrangements will be determined by a vote of the GP Members after all feedback has been thought about, NHS Dudley CCG has actually laid out. The four CCGs would submit a merger application to NHS England and Improvement for a last decision if there is support to merge.
Local relationships and medical leadership are main elements to the method which the CCGs work and this will be retained through place-based groups in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, West Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
The 4 CCGs have actually confirmed that no decisions to combine have actually been taken yet and now look for feedback from member practice GPs, partners, client agents and other crucial stakeholders about the prospective merger. This conversation will continue till the 7th of September 2020.
” I wish to reassure you that whatever a future commissioning organisation might look like, our decision-making will continue to be clinically-led and we will remain dedicated to the relationships which we hold in each of the five places we serve.”
The CCGs have already begun interacting and aligning committees and groups, and now share a senior leadership group, directed by a single chief executive, Paul Maubach.
Paul Maubach, Chief Accountable Officer for the Black Country and West Birmingham CCGs, said: “Our Governing Bodies acknowledge the advantages of a single team and a single merged CCG to enhance our capability to support the health and health and wellbeing of people in the Black Country and West Birmingham.
Presently, four Governing Bodies manage the work of the CCGs, which include representation from GPs, nurses, secondary care doctors, supervisors and system partners. The Governing Bodies have suggested that a merger would be more beneficial for the Black Country and West Birmingham areas.
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