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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.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent health providers have made the decision to stand-down the system critical incident

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In the run-up to the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, the decision was taken to declare a critical incident across the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System, with all providers and partners struggling to maintain routine services due to increasing demand and staffing issues due to COVID-19.

Since the Bank Holiday weekend, we have seen continued improvement across the system with good discharge numbers in hospitals and more movement and capacity across the care system. As we are in an improved position, we have now stood down the critical incident.

Although we have seen improvements, pressures on the NHS and care system do remain and we continue to encourage the public to think NHS 111 first when they think they have an urgent need for services, especially 111 online, and we would like to thank the public as we saw that happening over the weekend.

I want to thank everyone for working so hard across our health and care system. There has been an amazing effort with many giving up their Easter weekend to ensure those most in need were not left unsupported, and the hard work continues.

Many thanks

Peter Axon
ICS/ICB interim Chief Executive