Who is NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group?

Led by the 26 GP practices of Warrington who are in charge of NHS decision making locally, we commission and are responsible for NHS services used by our residents.

With a £279m budget, we work to get the best health outcomes we can – Excellence for Warrington – for the 210,000 people who live in our town.

We commission providers such as Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as well as specialist services further afield like women’s and children.

We pay for these services on behalf of Warrington residents and monitor providers to make sure they are delivering the right care at the right price. We study their figures, look at patient feedback and carry out checks.

Tell me more about Warrington?

Warrington, the largest town in the county of Cheshire, lies on the banks of the River Mersey.

Ever since the town was founded in the Roman era, it’s always been a busy town because of its prime position on the river.

Warrington is a bustling town that boasts a number of attractions and sites such as Warrington Museum and Art Gallery that displays artefacts from around the world plus archaeological finds and paintings and Pyramid Parr Hall whose stage plays host to a wide variety of famous faces.

There is a large shopping centre – Golden Square - that houses well known shops and brands and Warrington market is the perfect place to pick up a bargain.

Gulliver’s World theme park offers fun for families as well as leafy Sankey Valley Park and Walton Hall parkland - perfect for great days out.

The town is also home to Warrington Wolves who play at the Halliwell Jones stadium and who have been a proud member of rugby leagues’ topflight since 1895.

Perfectly placed for travel and transport, Warrington is close to Manchester and Liverpool sitting on the M62 with the M6 and M56 nearby. Warrington is also on the West Coast Mainline and is only two hours away from London Euston.

Interested in working in Warrington?

Many of our general practice roles are advertised on NHS jobs, the dedicated one-stop site for NHS Jobs throughout the UK.

What is happening nationally to support GPs?

NHS England GP Retention Scheme

NHS England is continuing to invest in encouraging GPs who would otherwise leave the profession to stay in clinical general practice. The GP Retention Scheme was launched on 1 April and replaces the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016.

The GP Retention Scheme is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice.

Read more about the GP Retention Scheme from NHS England.

Read more about this scheme and how it operates locally.

Thinking of returning to general practice?

If you’ve taken a break from NHS general practice, there is a direct route back through the GP Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme. The scheme provides a safe supported route for qualified GPs to return to NHS general practice in England after taking a break of two years or more. Start your return journey today.

Other useful links

Training as a GP - National General Practice Recruitment Office

The National GP Forward View – the future plans for General Practice nationally

Health Education North West

Cheshire Local Medical Committee