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Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) covers the geographical areas of Dacorum, Hertsmere, St Albans, Three Rivers and Watford. We commission health services on behalf of almost 600,000 people registered with a GP in these areas. We hold a budget of £640 million and spend the majority of this on services provided in hospitals and the remainder on mental health and learning disability services, continuing healthcare, community services such as district nursing and health visiting, GP prescriptions and ambulance services. A key priority for us is to deliver more care to people outside of hospital, closer to where they live and within their own homes.
What is commissioning?
Commissioning is the process of identifying the health needs of the local population in order to ‘buy’ the right level and range of services to meet those needs. Part of commissioning is to monitor the services that have been bought to ensure that they fulfilled expectations, are addressing local health needs and stay within budget.
Here are some of the organisations HVCCG commission health services from: