Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Three Villages Medical Practice is a member of the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), established on 1 April 2021 following the merger of Dudley CCG, Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG, Walsall CCG and Wolverhampton CCG.

The vision of the CCG is for “a healthier place with healthier people and healthier futures”.

The primary role of the CCG is:

  • To plan and buy healthcare for the patients registered with the 208 GP Member Practices.
  • To serve the 1.5 million local people registered with the member practices, the CCG receives an annual budget of £2,438,391 (£000) from the Department for Health and Social Care. That is around £1,642 per head of population.
  • They mobilise the NHS resources available (staff, money, buildings) to improve health outcomes for local people.
  • Their role involves working with partners and communities to make decisions on what NHS services are needed for our diverse local populations, and ensuring that they are provided.

The CCG is assured by NHS England and Improvement, for whom we commission GP primary care services. NHS England retains responsibility for commissioning other primary care services such as pharmacy and dental services, as well as some specialised hospital services.