Commissioning health services

What does commissioning mean? 

Commissioning in healthcare means planning, monitoring and paying for services.

For CCGs this means:

Commissioning health services in Lambeth

The vast majority of people using the NHS in Lambeth will use mainly primary care services and community health services. The NHS commissions these services from:

  • GPs and pharmacists (commissioned with NHS England)
  • Community health services such as district nursing and school nursing, health visitors, specialist child health, therapy services and care for older people, provided through Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Voluntary sector and third sector care providers

When people require more specialist care, we also commission locally from:

Improving health and wellbeing 

In Lambeth our focus is on improving health and wellbeing as well as improving services you can read more about this on the next page.