Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of Clinical Commissioning Groups which have been placed into financial directions by NHS England in each year since 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England is able to apply directions to a clinical commissioning group (CCG) when it is satisfied that a CCG is failing or is at risk of failing to discharge its functions.

This includes but is not limited to a CCG’s financial performance and management. The following table shows the number of CCGs that have been directed since CCGs were authorised in 20131.

Year

Number of CCGs with directions

2013/14

-

2014/15

1

2015/16

5

2016/17

26

2017/18

13

2018/19

2

Total

47

Note:

1One CCG has been directed to enable it to support other failing CCGs, not due to its own failure. Therefore, it is not included in these numbers.

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