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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) when CCGs were established to replace Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) so that healthcare commissioning can be led by GPs and other clinicians.

WL CCG plans and purchases 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   document 48 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.



Introducing primary care networks

On 1st July 2019, GP practices across the country began working with other practices in their local area in groups called primary care networks (PCNs). The three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who oversee the care provided in local GP practices, are now able to confirm how practices have grouped together locally.

PCNs were announced as part of NHS England’s Long Term Plan earlier this year. They have been put in place to improve and extend the range of services that are available in the community and join up the care that is provided from different organisations. It is expected that by working together, practices will be able to make resources go further and care for patients more creatively.

Each PCN will look after between 30,000 and 50,000 patients, but there may be some with more or less patients than that.

A much wider team of health professionals is increasingly becoming involved in patients’ care in GP practices. GP practices will remain independent. Patients will continue to be registered at their existing GP practice and it will still be the main point of contact for their care.

Each primary care network will decide how it will provide care for its patients. Examples could include sharing health professionals between practices or offering appointments at a different practice in the network to improve access– particularly if they have a non-urgent problem or that practice specialises in an area of care they need.

Read more and find out which PCN your practice is part of.


About us: Our mission, values and goals

Our mission

Patients, practices and partners working together to create the best value healthcare for West Leicestershire.


Our values

Democratic – clinically led organisation rooted in member GP practices and localities

Collaborative – at the heart of a network of partnerships with CCGs, local authorities and providers that puts us at the forefront of change

Proactive – by maintain a focus on the things that really make a difference to patients

Adaptable – by responding flexibly to the differing needs of our patients, the clinical evidence base and our operating environment.

Honest – we are willing to confront difficult issues, understand them and make disciplined decisions for the long term

Passionate – we are committed to excellence.


Our goals

We are committed to continually improve the:

• Health and wellbeing of our local population;

• Quality of our local health services, and

• Way in which our NHS resources (staff, equipment and buildings) are used


Our ten strategic objectives

We have ten strategic objectives to help us focus our work: 

  • Tackling major causes of premature death
  • Reducing health inequalities

  • Ensuring our providers deliver high quality services

  • Ensuring our patients get timely and appropriate access to services

  • Increasing service integration across health, social care and other partners

  • Supporting self-care and personalisation

  • Reducing inappropriate clinical variation

  • Driving efficiency in providers

  • Stimulating innovation and service transformation

  • Re-deploying resources to support service provision closer to home


The NHS Constitution - The NHS belongs to us all

The Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England which include:

  • The rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled

  • The pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve

  • The responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively.

To view the full NHS constitution document can be viewed on the GOV.UK website


West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Constitution

The constitution sets out the arrangements made by the CCG to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible. It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the CCG has established. View the constitution document for more information.