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Changes in health services – including links to other sites

In April 2013 the NHS went through major changes which altered the way services are commissioned.

Local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have become responsible for commissioning local acute and community health services. There can be more than one clinical commissioning group in a local authority area.

More information about the role of these organisations an can be found on the Contact a family website at www.cafamily.org.uk/pcp/NHS

Resources to help parent carer forums, commissioners and practitioners improve health services can be found at www.cafamily.org.uk/pcp/health

For more information here are some links which may help:

Department of Health www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
NHS England www.england.nhs.uk
Care Quality Commission www.cqc.org.uk
Healthwatch www.healthwatch.co.uk