The Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG) is a formal sub-committee of the NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw board. They are a clinically led committee, which is working alongside NHS Doncaster to effectively and efficiently commission health services for the people of Doncaster. The DCCG came together as a group, following the Government’s ‘Liberating the NHS’ white paper, to represent patients of Doncaster with a single voice as clinical commissioners.
DCCG does not have a legal standing but has been given delegated responsibility for budgets, by NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, that pay for healthcare for around 300,000 people in Doncaster. DCCG have an ambition to be solely responsible for allocating over £550 million each year from April 2013.
Their purpose is to ensure that by April 2013 there is a Clinical Commissioning Group accredited by the new NHS Commissioning Board able to provide services that improve health and reduce heath inequalities in the borough.
For further information see the DCCG Section of the NHS Doncaster website, including details of Committee meetings.