The GP practices across all four CCGs voted last week to create a single CCG for Berkshire West with four localities.
Running four separate CCGs has resulted in a lot of duplication and inefficiency. The CCGs now want to focus clinical and managerial leadership on developing new primary care organisations that bring groups of GP practices together and develop an Accountable Care System with other health partners.
The four localities will ensure that our commissioning will remain locally sensitive, we maintain close working relationships with GP practices, local authorities, Healthwatch and other stakeholders. This document describes how the new arrangements will work.