Sax Quacks               Drs Havard, Evans, Hamblyn, Oates & Richards
GP Commissioning
Saxmundham Health is part of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) NHS   Ipswich   and   East   Suffolk   Clinical   Commissioning   Group   (the   CCG)   is   a   group   of   40   GP   practices   in   Ipswich and the eastern part of Suffolk. From   1   April   2013,   the   CCG   became   responsible   for   commissioning   (buying-in)   and   managing   your   health   care services   once   the   local   primary   care   trust,   NHS   Suffolk,   ceased   to   exist.      The   CCG   was   established   in   April   2012 and has responsibility for approximately 385,000 patients. The   Governing   Body   of   the   CCG   includes   seven   local   GPs   from   across   the   Ipswich   and   east   Suffolk   area.     Additionally,   the   Governing   Body   includes   a   secondary   care   doctor   [who   has   to   be   from   out   of   the   area],   a "patient and public involvement" lay member and an "audit and governance" lay member. Local   GPs   understand   what   their   patients   need.      Having   GPs   from   Ipswich   and   east   Suffolk   in   charge   of   the local   healthcare   budget   means   we   will   hold   the   purse   strings.   This   will   ensure   we   make   the   right   decisions   on buying and managing health services and make a real difference to your health and wellbeing. The   CCG   is   made   up   of   a   "Governing   Body"   which   includes   local   GPs,   lay   members,   a   secondary   care   doctor and senior officers with different responsibilities: Also   unique   to   the   CCG   is   a   Clinical   Executive,   which   includes   the   Governing   Body   GPs   and   the   Chief   Officers   as well as additional GPs from the local area. For further information visit http://www.ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk