Our commissioning intentions for 2019/20

26 November 2018

Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs plan and buy health care services for the 767,500 people who live in these boroughs.

Each year we are required to set out our priorities for the coming year and explain how our plans will improve the health of local people. We have now published a simple guide outlining our commissioning intentions.

BHR CCGs face a significant financial challenge as the demand for healthcare continues to increase. NHS and social care services in our area are under significant and growing financial pressure. We have had to make some very difficult decisions and look closely at what we are spending money on, to ensure we are spending public money wisely, while continuing to ensure safe, high-quality healthcare for local people.

We understand we need to work differently, not just in terms of how we operate as CCGs, but how we work with our health and social care partners across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge to provide services to our population.

Our commissioning intentions document contains our priorities for the coming year, and explains how we want to achieve these to improve the health of local people in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.