GPs are at the heart of clinical decision making within Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). GPs bring both clinical expertise and local knowledge of patient need and it is therefore essential that they lead the healthcare decisions being made for the local population.
GPs are also the gatekeeper for the majority of local health services and therefore have a key role to play in helping to manage the resources allocated to CCGs.
All 24 GP practices across Cannock Chase are represented on our Membership Board. The Membership Board is the forum where all clinical discussions are held and decisions made.
The Membership Board meets monthly to enable all of the practices to be engaged in the work of the CCG and to provide the clinical leadership that is a key component of clinical commissioning.
Cannock Chase CCG is made up of 24 GP Practices within the boundaries of Cannock Chase District Council (including Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley), the Huntington, Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay wards of South Staffordshire District Council and the Essington practice in Wolverhampton.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
To support the delivering of the NHS Long Term Plan, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have been formed. There are 26 PCNS across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and four across Cannock Chase. A PCN is a list of GP registered lists of approximately 30,000 to 50,000 patients, bringing practices together in order to offer care on a scale which is small enough for patients to get the continuous and personalised care they value, but large enough to be resilient, through the sharing of workforce, administration and other functions of general practice.