Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group – have a look at the new website

Author
Sarah Morland, Partnership Manager
Article date
10 April 2018
Primary interest
Health

Since 1 April 2018, the four Clinical Commissioning Groups covering Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire have merged to form the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Have a look at the new website http://www.berkshirewestccg.nhs.uk/ to find out about the CCG’s responsibilities and the four locality teams North and West Reading, South Reading, Wokingham and Newbury and District.

You can find out how the CCG works with:

Berkshire West Integrated Care System (ICS)

An Integrated Care System (ICS) is one in which local NHS organisations (both commissioners and providers), often in partnership with local authorities, choose to take on clear collective responsibility for resources and population health, providing joined up, better coordinated care. Berkshire West was recognised by NHS England (NHSE) as an ICS Exemplar area in June 2017 and is one of 10 Integrated Care Systems across England.

Health and Wellbeing Boards

Under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, senior health and social care leaders in every local authority area are formally required by government to work together as Health and Wellbeing Boards. This joined-up approach is part of the government’s vision for an integrated health and social care system. Reading Voluntary Action has recently become a non-voting member of Reading’s Board, to represent the interests of the voluntary and community sector and the people we support

Sustainability and transformation Partnership (STP)

The NHS and local authorities have formed Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) in 44 areas covering all of England, to improve health and care. Each area has developed proposals built around the needs of the whole population in the area, not just those of individual organisations. They aim to help meet a ‘triple challenge’ set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View – better health, transformed quality of care delivery, and sustainable finances. The local STP covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.