Staff briefing NHS Blackburn with Darwen & NHS East Lancashire CCGs delivered by Roger Parr – Thursday 22nd August @ 10:00am
About NHS Blackburn with Darwen and NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
As the two CCGs covering Pennine Lancashire, we commission (buy) local health services for Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley (excluding Longridge) and Rossendale. We receive a budget from the Department of Health to plan and pay for most local NHS services.
This includes commissioning planned hospital care, rehabilitative care, urgent and emergency care, most community health services, and mental health and learning disability services. We do not manage local NHS hospitals, which are independent trusts, however we do pay for many of the services they offer.
Our CCGs are run by local GPs. We aim to buy high quality, safe, and effective health services that meet the needs of residents across Pennine Lancashire. To do this we use local clinical expertise, evidence of good practice and also draw on the experience of patients who use the services we commission