​How we work​

What does Lewisham CCG do?

NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a membership body, made up of local GPs, that plans and buys public healthcare services for the population of Lewisham.

We work closely with Lewisham's healthcare providers to shape the services we purchase for Lewisham residents.

Lewisham's healthcare providers

The main hospital in Lewisham is University Hospital Lewisham.  It is part of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust which is also the provider for community healthcare services in Lewisham. They offer medical, surgical and emergency services for the local community.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services to people in Lewisham.

We also work closely with Healthwatch Lewisham, London Ambulance Service and Department of Health.

Planning NHS services for Lewisham


We plan healthcare by identifying the health needs of the population and forecasting what services might be needed in the years to come. Find out more about heath challenges in Lewisham in Lewisham's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Read more about our plans for improving healthcare in Lewisham in our Commissioning Intentions.

Ensuring local health services are high quality


At Lewisham CCG, we are also responsible for making sure that the healthcare providers we buy services from are value for money and give patients the right quality of care.

The standards we monitor are set out in national priorities through the national NHS operating framework, which you can read more about on the NHS England website​.

Lewisham CCG's accountability


As a publicly funded NHS organisation we are first accountable to our patients and local people. We want to hear from you if you have a comment or query, the good and the bad. So if you have a comment or question contact the team at Lewisham CCG.

We also participate in the local Health and Wellbeing Board. Read more about the work of the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing board.

Further Information

You can find out more about Lewisham CCG Governing Body members and view our governing body meetings.

Page updated 27.4.16