As commissioner, South Reading 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 our 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 South Reading area:

  • Urgent and emergency care (including 111, A&E and ambulance services) for anyone present in the CCG geographic area
  • Out-of-hours primary medical services (for everyone present in the CCG area )
  • Elective (Planned) hospital care
  • Community health services (such as rehabilitation services, speech and language therapy, continence services, wheelchair services, and home oxygen services, but not public health services such as health visiting and family nursing)
  • Other community-based services, including (where appropriate) services provided by GP practices that go beyond the scope of the GP contract
  • 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 psychological therapies)
  • NHS continuing healthcare
  • General practice (responsibility delegated by NHS England from April 2016)
  • Healthcare for veterans, reservists and armed forces family
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