Core Cities Network

The Core Cities Network, chaired by Dr Tim Moorhead, is a peer led network representing CCGs from the eight core cities in England outside London. Our reach stretches across Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

We meet with one purpose: to improve the health outcomes of populations that live in complex city environments. As a group we speak at a national level collectively as core cities CCGs.

Our members are keen to be involved, influence and innovate. We are already developing key stakeholder relationships with public health and local government networks , agreeing our policy priorities and subsequent work programme.

Find out more from members of the network in the video below.

Our ambitions as a network

To guide us, we have agreed three goals in order to add value both to our members, our organisations and the wider health system, these are:

  • To raise awareness of the common issues faced by health service commissioners in the Core Cities.
  • To effectively influence national policy and ensure it takes into account the distinct needs and common issues of health commissioners in Core Cities.
  • To facilitate practical peer-to-peer support for health service commissioners working in the Core Cities and enable them to do their jobs more effectively by promoting information sharing and joint learning in relation to the common issues they face.


shapingciities_clipThe Core Cities Network have produced two publications. These are:

Find out more

If you would like any further information or to get in contact with the Core Cities Network please contact