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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website

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.

Our Patient Groups

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We have developed our face to face engagement. This builds on the existing network of Patient Participation Groups (PPGS) attached to GP practices. Building on PPGs provides a good geographical coverage across the three CCG areas and provides an opportunity for all member practices to involve their registered patients in discussions relating to local health services generally as well as practice-specific. To develop the CCG's engagement model a workshop was held with patients and voluntary sector representatives - this report highlights what was discussed.

CCG District Patient Groups

PPG representatives are invited to attend the CCG’s District Patient Groups. The aim is to create a two-way flow of information between the CCG and the wider population, using the PPGs as a conduit, to inform and engage the population in CCG activities and local health services beyond primary care. To try and involve a more representative proportion of the population, the District Patient Groups are open to individuals and organisations outside the PPGs that are able to represent the views of different demographics and different parts of the local community in each district.

Commissioning Patient Council

With the three south Staffordshire CCGs working more closely together and following the development of the pan-Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Programme, the CCGs have introduced a Commissioning Patient Council across the three areas. The Commissioning Patient Council aims to develop a forum of informed participants to contribute to the strategic planning, development and delivery of the most effective health services for the local population. It will bring together representatives from the four District Patient Groups to ensure there is a local focus to strategic discussions as well as representatives from the community and voluntary sector.

The Commissioning Patient Council will be strategically led by the CCGs Joint Communications and Engagement Committee but report directly to the Governing Bodies and feed information on patient experiences (both local and themes across the three areas) to the Joint Quality Committee. It will also be the key link between the patient groups in the three CCG areas and any work coming out of the STP, including opportunities for engagement or more formal consultations.

Download the Commissioning Patient Council  pdf terms of reference here (281 KB) .

You can view the papers from the Commissioning Patient Council below:




Face to face engagement model

The below image shows the structure of these groups: 

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If you are interested in joining one of the CCG patient groups, please contact us.

Out of Pocket Expenses Policy 

We are committed to involve patients, carers and members of the public in all areas of work. This is to ensure they are at the centre of how services are planned, delivered and monitored to meet the needs of the local population. To support this work, a policy has been developed to ensure that any patient, carer or member of the public becoming out of pocket due to their involvement with the CCG during face to face engagement can be claimed. Download the ‘ pdf Out of pocket expenses for volunteers policy (263 KB) ’ which sets out a clear process of what out of pocket expenses can be claimed, and how to claim them.