How we make decisions

The CCG is responsible for spending around £248 million of public money. By following an agreed process, which we set out in our constitution, we can ensure that our decisions are fair and transparent.

The CCG is responsible for spending around £248 million of public money. By following an agreed process, which we set out in our constitution, we can ensure that our decisions are fair and transparent. To enable us to do this, we have a structure of committees in to oversee how we work. This means you – the public – can hold us to account and make sure that we commission the best possible health services for you and your family. Details of our committees are below.

Council of Members

The Council of Members consists of representatives from each GP member practice .Members attend Council meetings, where they take decisions on issues like amendments to the constitution and approval of the CCG’s annual plan. Minutes from Council of Members meetings are available to view here.

Governing Body ( meeting in common)

The Governing Body (or Board) has overall responsibility for ensuring that the CCG operates effectively, efficiently and economically. It meets in simultaneously with the Governing Bodies (or Boards) of the other Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leeds in public and makes important decisions on the CCG’s plans, its performance and how it manages its finances. Board members include a mix of NHS clinicians, managers and lay members. Agenda packs and minutes from Board meetings are available here.

The Governing Bodies have established several formal Committees, to which they have delegated some of their responsibilities:

Leeds Health Commissioning and System Integration Board

The Board is responsible for ensuring that the three Leeds CCGs work together effectively to improve the health and wellbeing of the poorest, to help people to live healthier, independent lives and ensure that people have access to quality health and care services. It meets in public bi-monthly. Agenda packs and minutes from Board meetings are available to view here. The Terms of Reference of the Board can be found here .

 Audit Committees (meeting in common)

The Audit Committee reviews the CCG’s financial reporting and internal control mechanisms and its arrangements for ensuring good governance. The Audit Committees of the three Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups meet in common. The Terms of Reference of those committees can be found here .

Joint Finance and Commissioning for Value Committee (joint across Leeds North, Leeds South and East and Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Groups)

The Joint Finance and Commissioning for Value Committee will ensure the efficient and effective use of our collective resources by developing new financial flows and monitoring the CCGs’ financial plans and the delivery of financial targets set by NHS England. The Terms of Reference of this committee can be found here .

Primary Care Commissioning Committee (meeting in common)
Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets in public every two months, and makes decisions on how the CCG plans and commissions primary care services. It has a majority of CCG managers and lay members. The Terms of Reference of those committees can be found here . Minutes from the Primary Care Commissioning Committee are available to view here.

Joint Quality & Performance Committee (joint across Leeds North, Leeds South and East and Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Groups)

The Joint Quality and Performance Committee provides assurance to the Board that commissioned services are safe and of high quality, and that quality is at the heart of everything the CCG does.  The Terms of Reference of this committee can be found here .

Remuneration and Nomination Committee (meeting in common)

The remuneration and Nomination Committees of the 3 Leeds Clinical Commissioning groups meeting in common and make decisions or recommendations about the pay and conditions of the Chief Officer and other senior staff.  The Committees also approved HR policies.  The Terms of Reference of these committees can be found here.


Updated: 18/09/17