We are responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS-funded healthcare for around 450,000 people in the Coventry and Rugby areas. This includes most hospital and community NHS-funded services, though not primary care or specialised services.
NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG is a membership organisation, representing all 75 GP practices in our area. We have a governing body answerable to the member practices, led by elected local GPs, other clinicians and lay members supported by senior healthcare managers.
In 2014/15 the CCG had control of £553m allocated by the Department of Health for spending on a variety of services including:
- Community health services – such as treatment by district nurses, advice from health visitors, rehabilitation, physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help people recover from illness or injury
- Acute, or hospital, services – for people who are ill or injured and need more specialist input, often provided in this area by the two hospitals run by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
- Mental health services – talking therapies for people with common mental health problems, and care from mental health teams for people with more complex needs
- The medication that patients are prescribed by their GP, consultant or other NHS practitioner