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Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) give local doctors and local people more say in organising their own healthcare.

CCGs were developed in 2013, the members of Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG are 16 GP practices that serve the local population. Our role is to plan and buy services to meet the needs and improve health and wellbeing of our local population. We plan and buy services such as:

We work closely with other CCGs in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, as well as Bradford Council, North Yorkshire County CouncilNHS England and the public

We bring together healthcare professionals, local communities and managers so patients have more control of their own care; to provide greater focus on healthcare and quality; to increase the involvement doctors and nurses have in the care of services delivered; and to improve the health and experiences of local people.

Our vision

Our vision is to deliver proactive, co-ordinated, person centred care with our health and care partners across our communities.

Our principles

Our strategic objectives

We will commission models of care that will address physical, psychological and social needs to:


You can read more about how CCGs fit into the wider NHS on the NHS England website or watch the video below - an alternative guide to the NHS in England.