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NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) is responsible for deciding how taxpayers' money is spent on healthcare for Rochdale borough residents.

HMR CCG plans and buys local healthcare including community services, mental health, hospital operations and prescribing of drugs.

The organisation is led by GPs and all 36 GP practices in the Rochdale borough are members. HMR CCG serves a population of approximately 235,800 across four townships – Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and the Pennines.

HMR CCG's role also includes engaging with local people as well as partners, including healthcare providers and Rochdale Borough Council, to understand the health needs of the local population, drive health service improvements and improve the quality of care for the people of the borough. 

Find out more about the NHS Constitution and HMR CCG's Constitution here.


Our mission, aims, themes and values

Our mission, aims, themes and values have been developed through engagement with other organisations including LINks, Rochdale Borough Council and GP member practices. 

Our mission: 'Healthier people, better future'

Our mission is 'To ensure the people living in the Rochdale borough are healthier and have a better future'. We want the people of the borough to enjoy longer, healthier lives. We want those who need healthcare to receive it at the right time and at the highest quality.

Good corporate governance arrangements are critical to achieving these objectives. The organisation will promote good governance and proper stewardship of public resources in pursuit of its goals and in meeting its statutory duties.

Our aims

NHS HMR CCG's aims are to:

  • Work closely with our local authority to influence policy
  • Build a great relationship with local people
  • Engage and secure good partnerships with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations
  • Live by example, creating a healthy workforce and workplace
  • Give clear direction, commissioning services that ensure integration
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of our local people
  • Work closely with our providers and other partners to deliver joined up services
  • Use finances wisely, investing in those things that will make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our population

Our strategic themes

The delivery of our mission is underpinned by four strategic themes, each supported by a number of objectives. These are to:

  • Improve the population's health and wellbeing and to improve the health of the poorest fastest
  • Commission a transformed health system with a focus on prevention and restorative health, that responds to the changing demographics of the borough and is safe and high quality
  • Improve quality and access in primary care services for all sections of the community
  • Be a high performing CCG and deliver the best outcomes against return on investment with decreasing levels of funding

Our values

The values that lie at the heart of the organisation's work are:

  • No decision about me, without me, applicable to all stakeholders
  • Care and compassion in everything we do
  • Being honest, open and visible
  • Providing constructive challenge and being open to challenge
  • Being bold, radical, innovative and aspirational

As part of our pledge to be open, honest and visible, the CCG keeps and publishes a register of interests, please click here for more details on Declarations of Interest:



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