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A major shakeup in the structure of the health and care services commissioning structure is set to take place in April 2020 which will see the merger, closure and creation of various Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across England.

Clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area, CCGs assess local needs, deciding priorities and strategies, and buy services on behalf of the population from various providers.

In April 2019, there were approximately 191 CCGs throughout England, responsible for around two-thirds of the total NHS England budget, totalling £79.9 billion in 2019/20.

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However, the number of CCGs will reduce significantly in April this year, condensing to 135 as 74 CCGs merge to create 18 new groups.

The NHS has also released details of the mapping of CCGs to STPs and their new respective regions across England.

The changes to the CCG structure follows the reconfiguration of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in April 2019, where 14 NHS England Regional Offices were replaced by 42 STPs as the Higher Level Health Authority.

These commissioning structure changes are a key element of the NHS Long Term Plan, with its aim to create a more integrated approach to health and social care across primary and specialist care, physical and mental health services, and health within social care.

Established in 2016, STPs are areas covering England where commissioners, NHS organisations and local government create five-year plans covering NHS spending on health and care in the localities they serve.

Initially designed to foster greater integration, the 42 STPs will gradually be replaced by Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) according to the NHS Long Term Plan, which aims for ICSs to cover the entire country by April 2021.

Evolving out of STPs, ICSs will “bring together local organisations to redesign care and improve population health, creating shared leadership and action” says the NHS Long Term Plan, becoming an even closer form of collaboration whereby NHS and local authorities assume greater responsibility for managing resources.

See the table below to see which CCGs have merged and what have they become and download the complete mapping file here:

Closing CCG Name New CCG Name
Durham Dales,
Easington and Sedgfield CCG
NHS County Durham CCG
North Durham CCG NHS County Durham CCG
Darlington CCG NHS Tees Valley CCG
Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG NHS Tees Valley CCG
South Tees CCG NHS Tees Valley CCG
Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG NHS North Yorkshire
CCG
Scarborough and
Ryedale CCG
NHS North Yorkshire CCG
Harrogate and Rural District CCG NHS North Yorkshire
CCG
Airedale,
Wharfedale and Craven CCG
NHS Bradford District and Craven CCG
Bradford City CCG NHS Bradford District
and Craven CCG
Bradford
Districts CCG
NHS Bradford District and Craven CCG
Eastern Cheshire CCG NHS Cheshire CCG
South Cheshire
CCG
NHS Cheshire CCG
Vale Royal CCG NHS Cheshire CCG
West Cheshire
CCG
NHS Cheshire CCG
Herefordshire CCG NHS Herefordshire
and Worcestershire CCG
Redditch and
Bromsgrove CCG
NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG
South Worcestershire CCG NHS Herefordshire
and Worcestershire CCG
Wyre Forest CCG NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG
Corby CCG NHS Northamptonshire
CCG
Nene CCG NHS Northamptonshire CCG
Mansfield and Ashfield CCG NHS Nottingham and
Nottinghamshire CCG
Newark and
Sherwood CCG
NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
Nottingham City CCG NHS Nottingham and
Nottinghamshire CCG
Nottingham
North and East CCG
NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
Nottingham West CCG NHS Nottingham and
Nottinghamshire CCG
Rushcliffe CCG NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
Lincolnshire East CCG NHS Lincolnshire CCG
Lincolnshire
West CCG
NHS Lincolnshire CCG
South Lincolnshire CCG NHS Lincolnshire CCG
South West
Lincolnshire CCG
NHS Lincolnshire CCG
Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG NHS Norfolk &
Waveney CCG
North Norfolk
CCG
NHS Norfolk & Waveney CCG
West Norfolk NHS Norfolk &
Waveney CCG
South Norfolk
CCG
NHS Norfolk & Waveney CCG
Norwich CCG NHS Norfolk &
Waveney CCG
NHS Bexley CCG NHS South East London CCG
NHS Bromley CCG NHS South East
London CCG
NHS Greenwich
CCG
NHS South East London CCG
NHS Lambeth CCG NHS South East
London CCG
NHS Lewisham
CCG
NHS South East London CCG
NHS Southwark CCG NHS South East
London CCG
NHS Croydon CCG NHS South West London CCG
NHS Kingston CCG NHS South West
London CCG
NHS Richmond
CCG
NHS South West London CCG
NHS Merton CCG NHS South West
London CCG
NHS Sutton CCG NHS South West London CCG
NHS Wandsworth CCG NHS South West
London CCG
NHS Barnet CCG NHS North Central London CCG
NHS Camden CCG NHS North Central
London CCG
NHS Enfield CCG NHS North Central London CCG
NHS Haringey CCG NHS North Central
London CCG
NHS Islington
CCG
NHS North Central London CCG
Ashford CCG NHS Kent and Medway
CCG
Canterbury and
Coastal CCG
NHS Kent and Medway CCG
Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG NHS Kent and Medway
CCG
Medway CCG NHS Kent and Medway CCG
South Kent Coast CCG NHS Kent and Medway
CCG
Swale CCG NHS Kent and Medway CCG
Thanet CCG NHS Kent and Medway
CCG
West Kent CCG NHS Kent and Medway CCG
Guildford and Waverley CCG NHS Surrey
Heartlands CCG
North West
Surrey CCG
NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG
Surrey Downs CCG NHS Surrey
Heartlands CCG
East Surrey NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG
Coastal West Sussex CCG NHS West Sussex CCG
Crawley CCG NHS West Sussex CCG
Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG NHS West Sussex CCG
Hastings and
Rother CCG
NHS East Sussex CCG
High Weald Lewes Havens CCG NHS East Sussex CCG
Eastbourne
Hailsham and Seaford CCG
NHS East Sussex CCG
Bath and North East Somerset CCG NHS Bath and North
East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG
Swindon CCG NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and
Wiltshire CCG
Wiltshire CCG NHS Bath and North
East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG
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