Commissioning means that we assess the health needs of our population then use our resources to buy services from hospitals and other providers, such as mental health trusts and community service providers, to meet those needs.
South Eastern Hampshire CCG is responsible for commissioning healthcare services to meet the needs of local people. This includes:
- Urgent and emergency care, including 111, Accident and Emergency (A&E) and ambulance services
- Out of hours primary medical services
- Elective (planned) hospital care, such as hip replacement surgery, hernia repairs and day surgery
- Community health services, such as community nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech and language therapy and continence services
- Rehabilitation services
- Maternity and new-born services (excluding neonatal intensive care)
- Children and young people's health services, such as community child health, therapists, acute care, child and adolescent emotional health and wellbeing
- Services for people with learning disabilities
- Mental health services (including psychological therapies)
- NHS continuing healthcare for people with ongoing healthcare needs
- Infertility services.
We fund individual funding requests but they are handled by NHS South Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) on our behalf. More information is available on the CSU website.
NHS England is responsible for commissioning the following health care services:
- Primary Care services (GPs, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies)
- Specialist health services such as transplant services
- Offender health care
- Services for members of the Armed Forces.