We aim to improve cancer and end of life care
Clinical Commissioning Groups aim to improve the health and healthcare of the local population and to reduce any health inequalities wherever possible.
North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford & Surrounds and Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with NHS England Macmillan Cancer Support, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Public Health England to improve cancer and end of life care through the Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme which launched in April 2013.
This means better care for patients, designed with knowledge of local services and commissioned in response to their needs.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are made up of doctors, nurses and other professionals who use their knowledge of local health needs to plan and buy services for their local community from any service provider that meets NHS standards and costs – these could be NHS hospitals, social enterprises, voluntary organisations or private sector providers. This means better care for patients, designed with knowledge of local services and commissioned in response to their needs.