What we do

Here at Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) we plan and fund health and care services for the people of Manchester.

We formed in 2017 when the three Manchester Commissioning Groups joined together and formed a partnership with Manchester City Council. Every area in England has a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that brings together experienced health and care professionals to decide what services are needed in the local area and ensure that they are provided. This process of planning, funding and monitoring healthcare is called commissioning.

Planning for local health needs

We’re a membership organisation formed by GPs, supported by NHS managers, working at the front line of our community, so we hear the health and care needs of our local people every day. We are led by our MHCC Board and Governing Body, who ensure we function effectively. We also work closely with partner organisations  to agree priorities based on the information that we gather between us. Together, this helps us to assess your needs, review services the services available and plan our priorities.

The services we are responsible for

We’re responsible for the commissioning of a wide range of services across Manchester. These services are provided by different organisations such as local NHS hospital trusts and community service providers.

Below is a list of services that we commission:

  • urgent and emergency care, such as NHS 111, A&E and ambulance services
  • planned (elective) hospital care, such as operations and treatments 
  • general practice (GP)
  • community health services, such as community nursing and physiotherapy
  • rehabilitation for those recovering from operations and certain conditions
  • maternity and newborn services (excluding neonatal intensive care)
  • infertility services
  • children and young people’s mental health services 
  • adult mental health services
  • continuing health care for people with on-going health needs, such as nursing care
  • a range of services from voluntary community sector organisations.

You can find out more about the responsibilities of Clinical Commissioning Groups on the NHS England website.

Our values and priorities

Our core values are what support our vision, shape our culture and reflect what MHCC values as an organisation. Our priorities keep us on track so that we can provide clear and directive system leadership.

Shaping the best possible services

We’re committed to being fair and open in the way we make decisions and commission services according to the needs of our local population. Our aim is to always give you access to the highest quality health and care services while making sure that we achieve the best value from the money we have available. We hold contracts with hospitals, community health providers, mental health trusts, GP practices, voluntary/community organisations and others that provide healthcare and treatment and healthcare.

Reviewing the quality of health and care services in our city

We constantly review the performance of the services we commission to ensure they’re providing the very best value for our communities. Alongside reporting and assessing their quality, an important part of this is seeking the views of the public and patients. To do so, we hold workshops, surveys, events and meetings to hear the voices and experiences of our communities, and always welcome your contributions.

We’re a living wage employer

In January 2020, we became a Living Wage employer demonstrating our commitment to paying our workforce the Real Living wage.