NHS STP CCG change

In April 2020, the health and care services commissioning structure is set to change significantly, with the merger, closure and creation of numerous Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) taking place 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 in England, responsible for approximately two-thirds of the total NHS England budget, totalling £79.9 billion in 2019/20.

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The number of CCGs will reduce significantly this year however, condensing to 135 as 74 CCGs merge to create 18 new groups.

Becoming legally active in April 2020, the NHS has 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.

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