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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, 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.