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How we work

How we work

Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group are a dedicated group of healthcare professionals, working in partnership with local communities and authorities to ensure the people of Thanet receive the best possible healthcare.

We want people to understand our vision and values, and to have the opportunity to inform and influence our decisions wherever and whenever they can. 

For more information, download the NHS Thanet CCG Constitution.

Our vision

To transform the health of people living and working in Thanet. We will work with local people, communities and our partners to deliver high quality services that are patient-focused, safe and innovative. We want our local communities to be ambitious about their own health and to challenge us to commission the best possible care solutions.

Our values

Our values drive every decision we make, and mark our commitment to the people of Thanet:

  • Integrity - we will be open and transparent in every decision we make.

  • Collaboration - we recognise that through working together - public, patients, staff and clinicians - we can achieve our goals.

  • Quality - we are committed to delivering the highest standard of healthcare to the people of Thanet.

  • Value - we aim to commission local healthcare services wherever possible.

How will this be achieved?

  • Keep patients at the heart of everything we do

  • Ensure all commissioning is clinically-led

  • Aim to commission local services where viable

  • Focus on partnership working with a range of health and social care partners

  • Integrate services to avoid duplication

  • Maximise resources at every opportunity

Our strategic and business objectives

As the local commissioners of healthcare, our role is to build and maintain a local health system which delivers clinically safe and effective services for patients and the public in a timely manner, offers value for money and raises the quality of patient care.

Our plans identify six key health goals:

  • Reduce health inequalities through helping people to live longer and healthier lives - particularly those living in Thanet’s most deprived communities

  • Support young people to take control of their own health earlier, so they continue to make healthier choices throughout their lives

  • Educate people about mental wellbeing, sexual health, drugs, alcohol and obesity

  • Help prevent and diagnose earlier and improve services

  • Improve access, quality and choice of service provision across all care pathways and in appropriate settings

  • Improve the quality of life of people living with long term and complex health conditions and their carers by improving the quality, range and choice of services and giving them information to better manage their own health.

What we spend and how we spend it

As part of the Government's commitment to improve transparency of how public funds are used, we are required by HM Treasury to publish details of all individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments or other such transactions that are over £25,000. This data is published monthly in arrears, starting with April 2013. For more information on the national Opening up Government initiative, please visit the Gov.UK website

For more information on our expenditure, visit our publications section