About us

Our CCG area

Welcome to the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website

Who we are

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG is the NHS organisation that coordinates the delivery of health services on behalf of everyone living in Hartlepool and Stockton.

We’re a membership organisation made up of 33 GP practices across the area that covers a population of around 300,000.

Meet our Governing Body members.

View our prospectus which details our full service as a CCG and what it means to you.

What are CCGs?

We’re one of 209 clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in England, established in 2012. A CGG is an independent statutory body governed by locally based doctors, nurses and experienced managers, supported by supported by health professionals using direct input from the general public.

We’ve taken over a range of commissioning responsibilities from primary care trusts (PCTs) and manage most of the NHS commissioning budget for England.

Read more in the Understanding the New NHS guide.

Our CCG is supported by a wider NHS team know as North of England Commissioning Support Unit, who work with us to help take forward plans and make real and lasting improvements for local people will making use of NHS resources.

Who are CCGs accountable to?

We’re overseen by NHS England at a national level.

NHS England ensures that CCGs have the capacity to successfully commission (buy) services for its local population. NHS England also ensures that the CCGs meet its financial responsibilities.