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NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group has, from 1 July 2022, been replaced by the new NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB). The ICB is now responsible for commissioning and funding of health and care services in the local area. Please go to our new website for information about the work of NHS South Yorkshire ICB.

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What is clinical commissioning?

Clinical commissioning is the term used to describe how an organisation (the commissioner) first identifies the health needs of a population and then sets about a process to appoint other organisations (providers) to supply services to meet these needs.

We have a duty to ensure that the services we commission are of a high quality, are safe, locally available and accessible and also good value for money. The services we commission include:

  • Most local hospital care for example A&E, outpatients, tests and operations.
  • Most mental health care including both GP-based services and hospital-based services.
  • Most community services for example district nurses, matrons and physiotherapy.

We do not commission all health services. NHS England has the responsibility for:

  • GPs, Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacists
  • Specialist Services for example cardiac and neuro-surgery or transplant surgery.

Public Health is the responsibility of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.