CCG bosses have assured that the upcoming merger between four Clinical Commissioning Groups of Worcestershire and Herefordshire will not affect health or care services.
The merger will see a single NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG created, replacing the individual CCGs in Herefordshire, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and Wyre Forest.
Doctors have assured patients and those working in the access and mobility industry that the merger, which CCGs hope to complete by April 1st, 2020, will not affect any care services.
The merger will, however, reduce the duplication of roles across each of the merging CCGs.
CCGs spokesman, Simon Trickett, told the Worcester Observer: “Our main priority is, and always will be, our patients and the health and wellbeing of our local population.
“Having already set up combined governance and decision-making arrangements across the four CCGs, this is the next logical step.”