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Littledown Surgery is part of Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG). Dorset CCG is made up of the 101 practices in Dorset and is responsible for the health of everyone whilst they are in Dorset.
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the commissioning organisation for the whole county of Dorset. The group is a membership organisation, formed of all 100 local GP practices in the county.

About Dorset CCG

Our mission is to support the people of Dorset to lead healthier lives. You can read more about what we stand for.

NHS England have also produced a guide called Understanding the new NHS which outlines the organisations and systems that define, sustain and regulate the NHS (including the role of CCGs).

What do we do?

Our principal work is to plan, develop and buy health services on behalf of the local people. We are responsible for buying:

  • Planned hospital care
  • Urgent and emergency care, including the 111 service
  • Community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Maternity, children’s and family services
  • NHS continuing healthcare

Our key providers across the county include:

There are many other service providers from the charitable, voluntary and private sectors that allow patients a wider choice of service location and type.

We are committed to improving the local health services to reflect our local population needs and do this by working through a number of clinical work programmes (clinical commissioning programmes – CCPs), to consider where improvments can be made. Each of these work programmes is led by a local GP, supported by other doctors, specialists and commissioning managers. View our current CCPs.

Draft Primary Care Commissioning Strategy from Dorset CCG

Important information for our Patients, please click on the links below:

Statement from Dr Nigel Watson

Primary Care Commissioning Strategy and Plan

Primary Care Strategy draft QA Oct 2016 v.4

Key Messages