North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) looks after the health needs of around 190,000 people across Dewsbury, Batley, Mirfield, Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton, Birstall, Liversedge and Ravensthorpe.
The CCG is made up of a group of GPs who are responsible for the planning and design of local health services.
There are a total of 27 GP practices which make up North Kirklees CCG.
They do this by ‘commissioning’ or buying health care services such as planned hospital care, urgent and emergency care, rehabilitation care, community health services as well as mental health and learning disability services.
The CCG works with patients and health and social care partners such as local hospitals, local authorities and local community groups to ensure services meet local needs.
CCG boards are made up of GPs from the local area and at least one registered nurse and one secondary care specialist doctor.