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Our Responsibilities

As commissioner, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) decides which health services should be provided, who will provide them and how they should be paid for.

We have a duty to act as an advocate for patients, ensure that the appropriate high-quality services are provided and that those services represent a good use of taxpayers' money.

We are responsible for commissioning the following services for people in the Berkshire West area:

  • Urgent and emergency care (including NHS 111, Accident and Emergency and ambulance services)
  • Out-of-hours primary medical services
  • Elective (Planned) hospital care
  • Community health services (such as rehabilitation services, speech and language therapy, continence services, wheelchair services, and home oxygen services)
  • Infertility services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Maternity and newborn services (excluding neonatal intensive care)
  • Children's healthcare services (mental and physical health)
  • Services for people with learning disabilities
  • Mental health services (including talking therapies)
  • NHS continuing healthcare
  • General practice (responsibility delegated by NHS England from April 2016).
  • Healthcare for veterans, reservists and armed forces family