South, Central and West CSU is a leading provider of commissioning support services

GO Procurement Finalist BadgeWe collaborate with customers and partners across the health and social care system to manage, analyse, and improve performance and enable our customers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients and populations.

Our customers include NHS England, clinical commissioning groups, provider trusts, general practices, and numerous social care, community care, and voluntary sector organisations.

We provide localised support across the south of England (covering 10,800 square miles and a population of 10 million people), as well as running national and regional development programmes.

Our organisation has been formed as  the result of a merger on 1 April 2015 between South, Central Southern, and South West Commissioning Support Units. This extends the range of services we can offer customers and increases the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of our solutions.

We are proud to say we have been shortlisted for the Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. We are the only Commissioning Support Unit on the whole HSJ Awards shortlist

Latest news

Clinical Commissioning Groups in Surrey and Sussex select South, Central and West for commissioning support

Eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Surrey and Sussex have awarded a contract to South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) to supply a range of commissioning support services. The contract, which is due to go live on 1 November, is for three years with an option to extend to a further two. Services procured are Business Intelligence, Contracting, Corporate Services (Information Governance, Freedom of Information Requests, Complaints, Health and Safety and Human Resources) and Financial Services.

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SCW's review of the year – 2015-2016

"On behalf of NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW), we are pleased to present our first annual report.

We set ourselves a challenge for our first year of operation, with just 365 days to make a name for ourselves, prove our resilience, improve our ability to perform and face challenging demands from our customers, and all whilst working within a highly competitive marketplace.

During our first year we have successfully merged three organisations, defined our vision and values, improved our service infrastructure, and worked hard to support both our people and our customers with the challenges they
have faced.

We put patient care at the heart of our culture whilst developing innovative solutions which support our customers to deliver the best possible outcomes and contributions towards the overall improvement of the health and
care sector.

We can now look forwards confidently to year two, working to build on our strong foundations whilst continuously improving our service offer, investing into our people, and our future growth.

Here’s a summary of our highlights from the SCW journey so far and what’s made us proud."

From the foreword from jan and keith

Read or download SCW's review of the year – 2015-2016

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Delighted to be partnering w/ Sussex & East Surrey CCGs, helping them deliver improved outcomes for local patients:
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Sustainability and transformation plans – supporting you to deliver the five year forward view –
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Sustainable delivery of your key business objectives? We offer support in a practical, realistic and timely way –
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How can CCGs & practices implement the General Practice Forward View to make a difference to their patients?
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Better together? Our OD specialist shares her thoughts and advice on the challenges of working in complex systems