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New clinical group takes over health care for all Wirral
A NEW medical group responsible for Wirral health services has been given the green light to launch.
The Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group will be formally established and officially take over from the Primary Care Trust on April 1.
Authorisation from the National Commissioning Board follows a lengthy assessment process of a local pilot scheme including visits by outside advisors.
It means the group will now take the reins on commissioning health services throughout the borough.
Dr Abhi Mantgani, chief clinical officer at the Wirral group, said: “This is an exciting time for us and we are delighted to have been given the official go ahead to become formally established as a new commissioning organisation.
“We have been working hard over the last twelve months involving a wide range of partners, to commission and develop health services to improve health and reduce disease in our local population.
“We look forward to rising to the challenges we face, tackling the differences in health and life expectancy that people in Wirral experience, as a result of the area in which they live.
Dr Phil Jennings, chairman of Wirral CCG, said: “Our aim is to make a positive difference to people within Wirral.
“We will ensure that we listen to what patients and members of the public have to say and we will actively seek their views to help shape plans for improving health services locally.
“We will also work closely with our partners to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population.”