On the 1 April 2020, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group will officially take the place of the three individual CCGs that currently exist. The new, single CCG will serve a population of 934,000 people with 94 member (GPs) practices. It will be responsible for £1.3bn of core NHS funding each year.
The three current CCGs have a shared history of working together effectively to deliver high quality care and research. They have already established a single executive management structure to provide more consistent leadership and direction to staff working across the three organisations. Tracey Cox was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the new CCG in February 2019 and is leading the transition.
The merger will ensure that local people continue to have access to the services they need, where they need them but it will reduce variation in care and standardise best practice, so that everyone in the region receives high quality treatment, regardless of where they live. The teams at all three CCGs are working together to safely transition colleagues and contracts to the new organisation and create new ways of working.
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