Update - October 16, 2019
Our proposal to merge our CCG with the four other CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney has been approved in principle by NHS England and Improvement We are therefore on track to have a single CCG known as NHS Norfolk and Waveney from April 2020.
This follows a wide ranging programme of engagement with key partners and the wider public, which ran from August 6th - September 6th 2019 and consisted of a public survey, direct contact with a wide range of stakeholders and partners seeking their feedback and meetings with our member GP practices.
The ultimate aim is to help improve the quality and performance of NHS services for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, maintaining local identities, building on existing local relationships and playing a leading role in the transformational work of the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (STP). There are many other benefits, such as making better use of our resources and reducing the amount of money we spend on administration so that we can spend more on patient care. To this end we are also creating a single management team, currently working across all five existing CCGs, to reduce duplication and improve efficiency.
The engagement report is available to pdf read here (618 KB) . It was discussed in public by the CCG Governing Body on September 24th.
What the CCGs will do as a result of what the engagement told us is laid out in a pdf You Said, We Will document (618 KB) . This is also available in pdf Easy Read (710 KB) .