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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website https://staffsstoke.icb.nhs.uk/

On 1 July 2022, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent closed down and the functions of the CCGs transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as an integrated care board. The new organisation is responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Therefore, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, along with the other CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, have transferred to the new NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes have taken place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of these changes.

From 1 July 2022 if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website.

Share on your views on Community Diagnostic Hubs

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Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, we have some ideas to change how we deliver diagnostic services (tests to work out what is causing a person’s illness or symptoms), by creating Community Diagnostic Hubs (CDHs). At the moment, most of these tests are done in hospitals, but it is now recommended that NHS organisations across England move to providing these in Community Diagnostic Hubs. This will allow patients to get the tests they need nearer to home.

This briefing sets out our plans to introduce CDHs across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. We believe this will give patients across the county access to diagnostic services such as blood tests, scans, x-rays and imaging more quickly and nearer to home. The services provided at these Hubs would be elective (planned), so would not change how people access diagnostic services if urgent or emergency care is needed. Elective or planned services could include referrals from your GP for blood tests, x-rays or scans to investigate health complaints and concerns.

Our plans are at a very early stage, so we are keen to hear from you to help shape how these services could look. We want to understand how people currently access these services, what you think about our plans, and what else you would like to see provided in Community Diagnostic Hubs. The answers you give will be important in shaping our plans and the services we provide in the future.

More information is available.