We are responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS-funded healthcare for around 490,000 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 67 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 2017/18 the CCG received an allocation of £669 million from the Department of Health and Social Care, for spending on a variety of services including:
- Primary care services - We commission general practice services that provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS
- Community health services - 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 specialised input, often provided in this area by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) at Coventry and by the Hospital of St Cross at Rugby
- Mental health services - Talking therapies for people with common mental health problems, and care from mental health teams for people with more complex needs
- Medication - The medication which patients are prescribed by their GP, consultant or other NHS practitioner
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