Brighton and Hove Emerging Clinical Commissioning Group
Brighton and Hove GPs have worked together to establish an emerging clinical commissioning group which covers the city, from Saltdean in the east to Portslade in the west. This covers a population of about 256,000.
The clinical commissioning group will become a statutory organisation in April 2013 when the PCT ceases to exist. Until that date it is working as a formal sub-committee of the NHS Sussex Board. Some PCT functions will be passed to clinical commissioning groups, some to the new NHS Commissioning Board, and the responsibility for public health is transferring to local authorities.