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Our role

Learn more about the role of the CCG and how it fits in with other NHS organisations.

Our role

The Health and Social Care Act set out a number of changes to healthcare provision that saw local GPs take more control of budgets and make decisions about what services their local communities require.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was formed in early 2011 after the Health and Social Care Act announced the abolition of primary care trusts and introduced new organisations led by GPs. Initially operating in shadow form under the guidance of the outgoing primary care trust, the CCG officially took over responsibility  in April 2013 for planning and managing health care for Leicester city’s population, which is almost 330,000 people .

Leicester City CCG looks after a budget of around £560 million per year, to plan and manage healthcare for the local population and work with partners to address poor health in the city. The services that it is responsible for include primary care (the services you receive at your GP practice), hospital treatment, rehabilitation services, urgent and emergency care, community health services, mental health and learning disability services.


Whilst Leicester City CCG retains responsibility for the statutory functions detailed above, since 2020 the three CCGs in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (Leicester City CCG, East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG and West Leicestershire CCG) have been working jointly under one management team and staff structure.

Our Strategic Objectives:

The LLR CCGs’ Strategic Objectives were approved by the Governing Bodies in January 2021.

  1. Increase the health outcomes of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland population.
  2. Reduce health inequalities across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland population.
  3. Reduce the variation in health outcomes across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland population.
  4. Deliver a sustainable system financial plan – ensuring funding is distributed to where services are delivered.
  5. Deliver NHS Constitutional requirements
  6. Develop and deliver services with providers that are evidenced based and offer value for money
  7. Deliver integrated health and social care.

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