Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

The IWCCG was authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board to become a standalone statutory organisation as of the 1st April 2013. The IWCCG is working towards delivering its vision of commissioning high quality, sustainable and integrated services for the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (IWCCG) is made up of all Island GPs, primary care professionals, commissioning managers and commissioning support staff. It is responsible for commissioning  most healthcare services on the Isle of Wight.

Clinically led commissioning, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, involves CCG’s as a group consisting of and led by GP’s as healthcare professionals with the most direct contact to patients, having responsibility for commissioning healthcare – planning, designing and paying for healthcare services to meet the needs of the local population. These services are delivered by a number of healthcare Provider's, including St. Mary's Hospital.

The services for which the IWCCG are responsible for commissioning are listed below. NHS England is responsible for commissioning primary care services and a number of yet to be defined services that will be transferred to Specialist Commissioning Groups (SCGs).

  • Secondary care medicine and surgical services
  • Diagnostics (including pathology)
  • Mental health and learning disability services, including Dementia
  • Community services, including long terms conditions
  • Ambulance services
  • Other acute services such as A&E, maternity, cancer

Commissioning Teams

Commissioning, overseen by the Governing Body and Clinical Executive, is undertaken by a number of expert Commissioning Managers working collaboratively with Clinical Leads. Commissioning staff operate within a number of service specific teams including:

  • Acutes services
  • Mental health & learning disabilities
  • Dementia services
  • Long term conditions
  • Frail elderly services 
  • Ambulance services
  • Continuing healthcare
  • Children & maternity
  • Medicines management


Joint Commissioning

The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a range of collaborative commissioning arrangements to support it in delivering its visions for the future heath care for the Isle of Wight. These are both within the NHS and with local partners, notably Isle of Wight Council. Current joint commissioning arrangements include:

  • Section 75 pooled budget arrangements for nursing home provision for patients in receipt of Registered Nursing Care Contributions
  • Domiciliary care for learning disability clients at Reeve Court (was White Lodge)
  • Community equipment
  • Audiology
  • Joint fee negotiation and monitoring of Nursing Home contracts
  • Joint Commissioner for Carers

The IWCCG has also established joint committees and formal partnerships with the NHS Trust and Isle of Wight Council aimed at developing integrated plans around shared priorities from the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This has included: 

  • A joint Children’s and Young People’s Plan
  • A major new joint commissioning programme My Life: A full Life with the secondment full time of a senior manager in the Council to lead the programme.

For more information please see the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group website: 


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