Clinical commissioning groups are groups of GPs that, from April 2013, are responsible for designing local health services In England. They do this by commissioning or buying health and care services including:

  • Elective hospital care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Most community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services

This list was produced in conjunction with the marvelous Help Me Investigate. 

Many of the CCGs are using a larger NHS group to handle FOI requests. These authorities are often handling FOI requests for multiple CCG groups. Where this is the case these are detailed in the spreadsheet linked above. 


You can download a spreadsheet of this data here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.