Lincolnshire CCGs merge into one organisation with £1.2bn budget

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Lincolnshire’s CCGs have merged to create a single organisation.

With a budget of £1.2bn, the previous four bodies have been replaced by the single NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

As outlined by a Lincolnshire Reporter article, health officials in the county agreed in principle to the merger back in January.

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The same report explained how John Turner, chief executive of Lincolnshire CCG, said the new body will build upon the collaborative work that’s been seen in the health service in response to coronavirus.

He explained: “The current entire focus of the NHS in the county is on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are all working together as one NHS team alongside our partners, to deliver the best possible NHS support to people and patients at this exceptionally difficult time for us all.”

Adding: “The NHS workforce in the county is showing tremendous professionalism and dedication, for which we are sincerely grateful, and the new Lincolnshire CCG will aim to promote and extend this excellent collaborative working for the benefit of the people of Lincolnshire.”

While Sean Lyons, chair of the CCG, said: “It is evident that over the past year there has been wide support to merge the previous four CCGs into one NHS Lincolnshire CCG, which will simplify arrangements between commissioners, providers and system partners.

Adding: “We have established the new CCG in a low-key way to enable us to focus on working with our NHS colleagues and other partners in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In doing so, it is vitally important that we all follow the Government’s current advice, as this is the best way we support our NHS, and save lives.”

AMP recently put together an in-depth feature focused on the CCG mergers up and down the country.

Read the full report here:

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