NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the NHS organisation that plans and buys healthcare services to meet the needs of our population.
There are 1.8million people living in Kent and Medway. We have an annual budget of £3.211 billion in 2021/22 to provide the best possible care for the whole county.
The CCG was formed in April 2020 by bringing together eight smaller CCGs. Creating one CCG was a vital step towards Kent and Medway becoming an integrated care system, with health and care organisations working together much more closely than in the past.
As a corner stone of an integrated care system, the Kent and Medway CCG will:
- allow a more coherent commissioning strategy for Kent and Medway as a whole,
- enable and oversee a consistent outcomes-based approach to commissioning across the system that targets population health improvement and maximises the potential for prevention,
- provide oversight and insight across a larger area, helping us identify and share best practice, deliver consistency in commissioning approach and expected outcomes, as well as helping address inequity and inequality across Kent and Medway.
Working as a single CCG will allow us to address challenges that have faced us for many years, such as the complexity and fragmentation across the system and duplication of effort. We believe this will unlock improvements in care for patients and help us meet the rising demand for healthcare.