CCG gets all clear to run Devon health services

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The clinical commissioning group (CCG) for Devon, the biggest in the country, is celebrating after getting the ‘all clear’ to take over NHS services in the county.

The Northern, Eastern and Western CCG also came out in the top fifth of new NHS commissioning organisations in the accreditation process.

The announcement means the body is authorised to buy more than £1.1 billion of healthcare services for people living in Devon, taking over on April 1, the day after primary care trusts, which currently carry out the functions, are formally abolished.

Rebecca Harriott, its chief officer, said: “Our GPs and staff have worked hard to produce clear and credible plans for the patients we serve and we are really pleased that the NHS Commissioning Board recognised this.

“This is only the beginning and the hard work starts now, realising our vision of healthy people, living healthy lives, in healthy communities.”

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