Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a group of 38 GP practices in Ipswich and the eastern part of Suffolk.

From 1 April 2013, the CCG became responsible for commissioning and managing your health care services once the local primary care trust, NHS Suffolk, ceased to exist. The CCG was established in April 2012 and has responsibility for approximately 400,000 patients.

The Governing Body of the CCG includes seven local GPs from across the Ipswich and east Suffolk area. Additionally, the Governing Body includes a secondary care doctor, who has to be from out of the area, a patient and public involvement lay member and an audit and governance lay member.

Local GPs understand what their patients need. Having GPs from Ipswich and East Suffolk in charge of the local healthcare budget means they will hold the purse strings. This will ensure they make the right decisions on buying and managing health services and make a real difference to your health and wellbeing.

The CCG is made up of a Governing Body of 17 individuals: seven local GPs, three lay members, a secondary care doctor and seven senior officers with different responsibilities.

Also unique to the CCG is a Clinical Executive, which includes the Governing Body GPs and the Chief Officers listed above as well as an additional GPs from the local area.

Their Vision

Long and healthy lives, including physical health, mental health and wellbeing, for everyone in Ipswich and East Suffolk. They are committed to reducing the inequalities which individuals currently experience.

Their Mission

The mission of the CCG is to work with the community and clinicians to plan and commission safe, high quality services which meet the health needs of the people they serve while maintaining financial balance.

The CCG promotes good governance and proper stewardship of public resources in pursuance of its goals and in meeting its NHS statutory duties.

Their Values


P – Patients first
A – Action orientated; drive and deliver quality improvements
T – Teamwork; clinical leadership, patients, public, providers and staff
I – Integration for improved results
E – Equality of opportunity
N – Never overdrawn; a balanced budget
T – Timeliness; decisions; results
S – Safe, sustainable systems

For more information please visit the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG’s website at