How We Do Things
NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) works to improve the health and wellbeing of Bolton people and make sure you have access to the right services for you. We only have a limited amount of taxpayers’ money to do this so we must spend the ‘Bolton pound’ carefully.
This is not an easy job so we know we can’t do it alone. That’s why we work closely with our GP member practices, health service providers, Bolton Council, and Healthwatch Bolton, as well as local community groups and organisations.
We think it’s important to listen to others too. Public engagement is a priority for the CCG so we regularly talk to local people about your experiences of health services. We speak to people from a range of different backgrounds and communities to ensure equal access to health services. This valuable insight helps to inform our decisions and identify any issues or problems.
Our commissioning decisions are evidence based to help us make the best choices for Bolton. This includes information such as feedback from patients, the views of GPs and other health professionals, national guidance from organisations like NHS England and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), as well as local health service performance data.