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.
Number of CCGs with directions
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.