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There is more to your NHS in west Essex than just A&E...

Find out more about all the NHS services in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford, so that you can choose the best and most appropriate one for you.

We need to keep A&E for emergencies so if you are feeling unwell your GP should be your first port of call. For more minor ailments don't forget your local pharmacy is there to help too, along with a whole range of other NHS resources.

Mission statement

“Working in partnership commission good quality services that empower people in west Essex to lead healthy and independent lives to improve their health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.”

Vision & values

West Essex CCG aims to become an innovative, leading edge commissioning organisation, driven by the needs of its community and patients. 

We will be effective and responsible commissioners, and make sustainable decisions based on evidence.  Read more...

Our ambition

We are passionate and committed to improving the health of our population. 

We have put a together a list of ambitions that will help us to achieve our goals set out in the System Integrated QIPP and Reform Plan.  

Read more about our ambitions

Become a locality member

WECCG has an ambition to “Create a revolution in patient and customer experience” as a key priority to deliver in the coming months. 
We aim to achieve this through:

  • Joint decision making between patients and professionals
  • Greater community participation between the public and the service
  • Improving the customer experience of patients and carers

Register here if you would like to work with us to shape future health services in West Essex.  


  • Why is the way the local NHS is run changing?
  • What are clinical commissioning groups?
  • How will clinical commissioning groups work?
  • What does clinical commissioning mean to GPs and GP practices?
  • Who will clinical commissioning groups be responsible to?

Read CCG FAQs and answers



Developing local services

The NHS is busier than before - treating more people, quicker and to higher standards - and it's also going through a transformation. 

Our transformation plans focus on opportunities for improving services while making resources go further.