Who We Are
The most important relationship within the NHS is the one between doctors and their
patients. Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of the city’s family
doctors (GPs) who work within the GP practices in your neighbourhood.
Our relationship with local people and our knowledge of the population makes us bestplaced
to plan and make decisions about the delivery of healthcare in Stoke-on-Trent.
But we can’t do this alone. We are backed-up by the skilled and dedicated staff working
within the Clinical Commissioning Group.
We work with a range of local NHS service providers, including our local hospitals whose
services we commission on behalf of our patients. In addition we work with other partners,
like Stoke-on-Trent City Council, voluntary groups and some non-NHS healthcare
providers. But most importantly we work with the people of Stoke-on-Trent.
What We Do
Have you ever considered how to provide healthcare for a city with 279,000 people? How
would you prioritise investment and ensure services were the best they can be? That is the
role of Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group.
We are ensuring health and care services effectively meet the needs of the city’s
It’s a complex process. Responsibilities range from knowing, in great detail, the city’s
unique needs and deciding what the most urgent priorities are. We need to buy a vast
range of products and services, ranging from medicines to major surgery. And we need to
manage how services are provided by a large range of organisations, both within the NHS
We aim to ensure all levels of healthcare in Stoke-on-Trent are of the high quality people
deserve. And we need to be certain that everyone has equal access to health, recognising
that everyone is unique.
We also need to be absolutely certain we are getting the best value for money.
Most of all we need to make sure that we maintain constant communication with the
people of the city. We need help from as many people as possible to make sure people in
the city get the best possible NHS services.
To commission and ensure delivery of a sustainable healthcare system that provides
consistently high quality, safe health services appropriate to the needs of the population of
To do this through a process of meaningful discussions with the public, patients, clinicians,
public health professionals, managers and stakeholders and working with the Health and
Wellbeing Scrutiny Board and Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Stoke-on-Trent City
To commission services that are cost effective and offer best value-for-money, reduce
health inequalities and improve health outcomes. To ensure patients have the right
information and can exercise choice.
We believe that to make this happen it is not just about commissioning the right services
delivered in the right place by the right person. It is also about ensuring capacity, fair
budget setting, having the right and accurate data and influencing health professionals’
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