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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Who we work with

We work closely with our local councils, through the Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board and Newcastle City Council Wellbeing for Life Board.

We regularly involve the community and voluntary sector who provide an important voice for patients, and invaluable insight into the health challenges faced by local people.

Health and Wellbeing Board

We are a key partner in the city’s Wellbeing for Life board and Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board which has been established to transform the way health and social care services are commissioned and provided in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the local people.

Consideration of the views and experience of the public and patients is a fundamental part of all decisions.

The board brings key partners from across health and care services together.

To find out more go to:

Newcastle Wellbeing for Life Board

Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board

HealthWatch

Healthwatch is a national organisation that operates on a regional level. It was set up to give patients a more powerful voice in the planning and delivery of health and social care services. Run by local people and groups and independently supported – the role of Healthwatch is to find out what people want, monitor local services and use their powers to hold health and social care providers to account. The Newcastle Gateshead Alliance is building excellent relationships with the local Healthwatch teams.

You can find more about Healthwatch in your local area by following these links:

Newcastle: www.healthwatchnewcastle.org.uk
Gateshead: www.healthwatchgateshead.co.uk

Public Health

We work in partnership with local public health teams. They are responsible for the planning and integration of health and social care services to reduce the inequalities in health across the region.

By looking at cost-effective delivery and the development of services, the public health team aim to improve health and wellbeing and increase life expectancy for all.

Local authority

We are constantly building upon the strong public sector partnerships that already exist across Newcastle and Gateshead. Our CCG has been backed by key partners such as Gateshead Council and Newcastle City Council, reflecting our shared geography and the many common socio-economic challenges we face across communities.

Gateshead Council

Newcastle City Council

Some of our partners

To improve healthcare, wellbeing, promote preventative care and reduce inequalities across the region we engage with a wide range of health and social care partners including:

Area Prescribing Committee

The Area Prescribing Committee (APC) was created in January 2007 when the Newcastle Drug and Therapeutics Committee and the Northumberland and North Tyneside Drug and Therapeutics Committee merged.

The APC allows us to work in partnership with each of the member organisations, focusing on the medicines management issues and local clinical decision making which affect primary care providers, acute hospitals, mental health, learning disabilities and social care.

The APC works on behalf of the following organisations:

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS North Tyneside  Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Newcastle North and East Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The North of Tyne Area prescribing committee Website is  here

The CCG’s position with regards to commissioning of drugs endorsed through the NICE technology Appraisal process can be found here

The CCG’s position with regards to commissioning of drugs endorsed through the Formulary Adherence for NICE TAs – to end March 2016.