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Review of Clinical Commissioning Groups’ administration costs

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.

The Comptroller and Auditor General has started a review of the administration costs of CCGs. This is intended to be a descriptive review setting out the facts. We expect to examine:

  • What is the role of CCGs and how are they funded?
  • What are CCGs spending on their administration?
  • How are CCGs / NHS England looking to improve efficiency and control / reduce CCGs’ administration costs

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on enquiries@nao.gsi.gov.uk, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.