What We Do

What is clinical commissioning?

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are groups of GPs that are responsible for designing local health services in England. We do this by commissioning or buying health and care services including:

  • Elective hospital care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Most community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services
  • Primary Care

Who we work with?

Working with patients and the public is vital to help us create people-focused health services in Herefordshire. We also work with clinicians - for example hospital consultants, who play a key role in helping us develop patient-focused care pathways.

In addition, we work closely with public health colleagues, who are now part of the Council, the Health and Wellbeing Board and local consumer watchdog Healthwatch. You can read more about the Health and Wellbeing Board on the council's website and find out more about Hereford Healthwatch.

All 20 GP practices, as well as our partners in the third sector, are closely involved in the development of health and care services in Herefordshire.

How can I get involved?

We are developing ways to allow people to get involved in specific service improvements and these will be communicated via the website and in the local media. We also welcome comments, suggestions and your experiences about health services in Herefordshire in general. These should be sent via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information please visit our Get Involved section on the website.