We are responsible for commissioning (i.e. planning, designing, buying and performance managing NHS services) for everyone who lives in Basildon and Brentwood - that's over 260,000 people. We are responsible for a wide range of services including most planned hospital care, rehabilitation care, urgent and community care, community health services and mental health and learning disability services.
To fulfil these responsibilities we work with local healthcare professionals, local authorities, voluntary organisations and local people to make sure that we commission safe health services that meet the needs of local people, within the financial resources that we are given. We take our duty to involve and listen to our local communities when we make decisions about local services seriously, and you can find out more about that at the 'Get Involved' section of our website.
We are led by our Governing Body which is principally formed of clinical representatives from our four locality groups. Our Board sets our strategy and direction, as well as ensuring that we meet our statutory duties and ambitions for the health and care of everyone who lives in Basildon and Brentwood. You can find details on the members of our Governing Body in this section and you can find detail on our organisational structure here.