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 two representatives from each GP member practice – a clinical and a non- clinical/management representative. Members attend bi-monthly 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.

Board

The Board has overall responsibility for ensuring that the CCG operates effectively, efficiently and economically. It meets in public every two months 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 (Doctors and Nurses), managers and lay members. Agenda packs and minutes from Board meetings are available to view here.

The Board has established several formal Committees, to which it has delegated some of its responsibilities:

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee reviews the CCG’s financial reporting and internal control mechanisms and its arrangements for ensuring good governance. Minutes from Audit Committee are available to view here.

Governance, Performance & Risk Committee

The Governance, Performance and Risk Committee oversees the CCG’s performance against key targets and how it manages key risks. It also approves CCG policies. Minutes from the Governance, Performance and Risk Committee are available to view here.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee
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. Minutes from the Primary Care Commissioning Committee are available to view here.

Quality & Safety Committee

The Quality and Safety 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. Minutes from the Quality and Safety Committee are available to view here.

Remuneration Committee

Makes decisions about the pay and conditions of the Chief Officer and other senior staff.


Updated: 19/08/16