A Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is an NHS organisation. More than 200 CCG organisations operate across the UK. Each CCG has a statutory role to ensure the best possible health services are available for people living and working in its local geographical area.
In Berkshire West the CCG is responsible for Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire. A CCG is led by an elected governing body made up of GPs, other clinicians including a nurse, secondary care consultant, and lay members. Every GP practice is a member of their local CCG and influences the CCGs strategy. As a statutory body CCGs are accountable to NHS England who allocates CCG budgets and oversees and monitors their performance. Details of the Governing Body are available on the CCG website.