Who we are
West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) was established in 2011 in line with the Health and Social Care Bill (now the Health and Social Care Act 2012). CCGs have been established to replace Primary Care Trusts (PCT) so that healthcare commissioning can be led by GPs and other clinicians.
Their full authorisation was approved by a sub-committee of NHS England on 22 March 2013. WL CCG was among the first 35 out of 211 CCGs in England to be granted authorisation last December.
WL CCG is now fully authorised to plan and purchase NHS services for a population of 366,000 with a commissioning budget of £362 million. It covers three district council areas, North West Leicestershire, Charnwood, and Hinckley & Bosworth, and 50 GP practices. The GPs and practice teams through locality meetings play a key role in making clinically-led commissioning a reality.
The map below shows the localities in West Leicestershire.