HealthEast is the clinical commissioning group (CCG) for Great Yarmouth and Waveney and serves a population of 230,000 people. Its' patch is broadly aligned with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council. Health East works in partnership with other organisations, such as local councils and the voluntary sector, to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
HealthEast buys health services for our patient population. This means planning what services the patient population needs and agreeing contracts with hospitals, mental health trusts and voluntary organisations to provide that care for patients within the budget Health East is given from the Depatment of Heath.
As a result of proposals made in the Health and Social Care Bill, Primary Care Trusts (such as NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney) will cease to exist from April 2013 and clinical commissioning groups, such as HealthEast will takeover.
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