NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched.

The new organisation has been created from the merger of the area’s three CCGs, which already worked closely together. The merger was strongly supported by the CCGs’ GP membership, as a logical next step that would help to create a stronger and clearer commissioning ‘voice’ for the local area.

Local GP and incoming Chair of the new CCG, Dr Jonathan Hayes, said: “This is a really exciting development for the NHS in our area that promises a range of benefits for patients and the wider health and care system.

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