The proposal to merge the 5 CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney has been approved in principle by NHS England and Improvement We are therefore on track to have a single CCG known as NHS Norfolk and Waveney from April 2020.
This follows a wide ranging programme of engagement with key partners and the wider public, which ran from August 6th – September 6th 2019 and consisted of a public survey, direct contact with a wide range of stakeholders and partners seeking their feedback and meetings with our member GP practices.
The ultimate aim is to help improve the quality and performance of NHS services for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, maintaining local identities, building on existing local relationships and playing a leading role in the transformational work of the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (STP). There are many other benefits, such as making better use of our resources and reducing the amount of money we spend on administration so that we can spend more on patient care. To this end we are also creating a single management team, currently working across all five existing CCGs, to reduce duplication and improve efficiency.