About us

NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a clinically-led membership organisation set up in April 2013, made up of the 36 general practices in Tower Hamlets.

We are responsible for planning, buying and monitoring (a process known as commissioning) many local health services in order to best meet the needs of all of our residents, both now and in the future. 

Our organisation is led by GPs and healthcare professionals who, between them, have many years' experience caring for patients. This experience and knowledge informs all of our plans and decisions.

We also work with a wide range of health and social care providers, patients and residents in the borough and across east London. Our local providers include Barts Health NHS Trust and the East London NHS Foundation Trust. We also work closely with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to ensure a full and integrated range of health and social care services are available to the people of Tower Hamlets.

What we commission

NHS Tower Hamlets CCG is responsible for commissioning most local health services in the borough including:

  • Acute hospital care (such as A&E and maternity services)
  • Community care (such as physiotherapy and community nursing) 
  • Mental health services
  • GP services

Other healthcare services are commissioned by different organisations. NHS England commissions services from independent contractors such as dentists, pharmacists and optometrists and also specialised services such as neurosurgery. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets commissions public health services that help promote healthy living.

To find out more about NHS Tower Hamlets CCG and the work we do, you can read our 2016/17 Annual Report.