Our financial challenge Our financial challenge

As with many other CCGs across the country, particularly those within the rest of North Yorkshire, we are experiencing significant financial challenges.

For the first time since its formation in 2013, the CCG is has had to confirm an end of year (2017/18) deficit of £5.6m, with any deficit having to be paid back in future years.

As the CCG is now spending more each year than the allocation it receives, it is imperative that we continue to work with our local GPs, population and other partners to identify the main priorities for our spending to ensure that we use our finite resource on the health services that make the most difference to our population. This is always a difficult challenge as more services become available along with new drugs and treatments. Our population in particular are also living much healthier lives for longer which is to be celebrated, but often means those patients need more support from the health service. 

As a CCG, we need to use the money we are allocated as fairly and carefully as possible across our whole population. We have a statutory duty to ensure that services are provided for: 
  • Urgent and emergency care; 
  • Community services;
  • Planned hospital care;
  • Out of hours primary care and, jointly with NHS England, in hours primary care;
  • Maternity and children's services;
  • Mental health services; and 
  • Learning disability services.
It will mean that we have to make some difficult decisions on some services; however we remain committed to the redevelopment of Whitby Hospital and the sustainability of the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton amongst other important programmes. 
More information on how we are tackling the financial challenge can be found our publication:

If you have any ideas as to how to address our financial challenge please get in touch by emailing hrwccg.hrwccgenquiries@nhs.net 


Watch this video we produced explaining our financial challenge last year (2016-17):