South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group ready to take over health service provision

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A commissioning group will soon be able to provide health services after completing a Government scrutiny process.

South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group will take over the responsibilities of primary care trusts in the Stamford and Bourne area from April.

The group is now going through the final planning stage after finishing a rigorous scrutiny exercise set by NHS Commissioning Board.

Once it takes over from the primary care trusts the group will plan and buy health services for residents.

Group chairman Dr Miles Langdon said: “We are delighted to be one step closer to take on more responsibility of our own local health services.

“The 15 GP practices which make up our clinical commissioning group will work together to improve the health of people living in the area. It’s our vision for the people of South Lincolnshire to live longer and healthier lives.

“We will work to achieve this by working in partnership with local people and partner organisations to shape services around their needs.”

The group will provide services including community, mental health and hospital services.