NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions healthcare for a registered population of 239,500 (Mar 2018) people. Our patch is broadly aligned with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council - see map of our area. We work in partnership with other organisations, such as local councils and the voluntary sector, to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
The CCG is made up of all 20 GP practices in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. Seven GPs and one nurse are retained to work with us to make sure decisions are made about healthcare will meet the needs of local people.
We are responsible for planning safe, high quality health services and agreeing contracts with hospitals, community services, the mental health trust, GP practices and other organisations.
For the financial year,2017/18 GYWCCG is responsible for a budget of around £361 million. which we spent on services designed to improve the helath and wellbeing of local people, Our aim is to deliver better health, better care and better value for everyone in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Our role is to focus on commissioning services for Great Yarmouth and Waveney residents using the commissioning cycle shown below:
Commissioning starts by looking at the needs of the local population (needs analysis). This information is provided from information collected by health service organisations and is collated and organised by Public Health.
We also look at the services which are provided very carefully (service review). We work with the other local clinical professionals to consider in detail how care is provided to patients and work on ways to make changes to improve it.
Having reviewed how services are being provided and worked with colleagues to design new, better ways of organising things we at the CCG will specify exactly what services must be available (service specification). We will then agree to a contract with health care providers such as the James Paget University Hospital, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and East Coast Community Healthcare.
The final part of the cycle is monitoring. We are continually considering how services are working and listening to patient feedback. Both service quality and its impact on the health status of local residents are covered. Using this information we can further review what we commission and continue to improve it.
Learn more about the health of our population here.