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Our Role

Who we are and what we do 

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG), Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (MKCCG) are three currently separate NHS organisations. 

We are moving towards becoming a single CCG in April 2021 and have already started to work together in a number of areas. 

Together, the three CCGs are responsible for planning and buying (or ‘commissioning’) NHS-funded healthcare for the almost 1 million people living in BLMK. By working together, we’ll be able to consider the wider population’s needs and commission health services more efficiently. 

We formed the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Commissioning Collaborative in 2018 and the CCGs are now working alongside each other ‘in shadow’ under a single Executive Team. We are pleased to have been given authorisation in principle to merge into one CCG from 1 April 2021.  Over the coming months, we will be working hard to continue to deliver the benefits for patients of being a single organisation in advance of a final decision by NHS England next March.

You can read details of our proposal here in our Case for Change. You can also see how feedback from local people has shaped these proposals in the You Said, We Did summary.

We are committed to delivering the highest-quality healthcare and services as close to where you live as possible, while making sure we achieve the best value for money.

To do that, the CCGs have contracts with a number of different providers including hospitals, community and mental health trusts, ambulance trusts and care homes, as well as other organisations which provide treatment and healthcare.  


Our CCGs are clinically-led, which means were run by GPs, nurses, hospital doctors and other clinicians who you may come into contact with when you use NHS services.

Young female doctorWe are membership organisations made up of 98 GP member practices in total:

47 in Bedfordshire, 26 in Luton and 27 in Milton Keynes.

  • Bedfordshire GP member practices
  • Luton GP member practices
  • Milton Keynes GP member practices 

Current Commissions

We currently commission the following hospital, community and mental health services on behalf of local people.  

  • Ambulance services, A&E & integrated urgent care (NHS 111 and GP out of hours)  
  • Non-urgent hospital care  
  • Community health services including community nursing, speech and language therapy services and wheelchair services 
  • Rehabilitation services 
  • NHS continuing healthcare
  • Maternity and new-born services (excluding new-born intensive care) 
  • Children’s healthcare services (mental and physical health) 
  • Services for people with learning disabilities 
  • Mental health services 
  • Primary medical services (co-commissioned with NHS England)