Three-way merger to create largest CCG in England

Click here!Three clinical commissioning groups in Merseyside have announced plans to merge, after NHS England “paved the way” for discussions to start.

Liverpool, South Sefton and Southport and Formby CCGs said formal talks will begin in April, with the aim of joining the organisations from 2018. The combined CCG would have a budget of £1.2bn

The combined CCG would have the largest budget in the country, of £1.2bn, according to the planned allocations for 2018-19. This would be slightly more than the planned allocation for Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG. The news follows confirmation of the merger of three CCGs in Manchester.

The CCGs have already been working together within the north Mersey element of the Cheshire and Merseyside sustainability and transformation plan.

Full story in HSJ, 13 March 2017