The functions of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Describes the duties and legal powers of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which are expected to exist in all parts of England by April 2013. CCGs are based around groups of GP practices and will commission the majority of health services for their area. The guidance describes the services they will commission, the process for planning, agreeing and monitoring services and duties to cooperate with local authorities. Published in June 2012 to reflect the final Heath and Social Care Act.