The Governing Body has statutory responsibility for ensuring that the CCG has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically and in accordance with the CCG’s principles of good governance (its main function.
Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee
This Committee exists to make recommendations to the Governing Body in relation to:
The Committee will also:
Oversee compliance with the requirements set out in the Equality Act 2010 Act (Gender Pay Gap Regulations) 2017, as necessary.
Strategic Commissioning Committee
This Committee exists to evaluate, scrutinise and quality assure the clinical and cost effectiveness of business case proposals for new investments, recurrent funding allocations and decommissioning and disinvestment of services. This will include assessment of any associated equality and quality impacts arising from proposals and feedback from patient and public engagement/consultation activities where necessary.
The Committee will also ensure that the CCG’s procurement responsibilities are appropriately discharged, including oversight of annual procurement plans.
Primary Care Commissioning Committee
This Committee exists to carry out the functions relating to the commissioning of primary medical services under section 83 of the NHS Act (as delegated by NHS England). This includes the management of GMS, PMS and APMS contracts, newly designed enhanced services and local incentive schemes, establishment of new GP practices, practice mergers and/or closures, discretionary payments (e.g. returner/retainer schemes) and premises costs directions functions.
The Committee will also ensure the effective management of delegated primary care commissioning arrangements and the delegated budget for primary care medical services, and oversee delivery of the General Practice Forward View.
Clinical Effectiveness Committee
The Clinical Effectiveness Committee exists to provide advice in relation to clinical policies, clinical pathways and referral guidelines, with the aim of meeting the health needs of the CCG’s population within limited resources, whilst reducing unwarranted clinical variation and improving consistency of pathways
Quality, Safeguarding and Performance Committee
This Committee exists to scrutinise arrangements for ensuring the quality of CCG commissioned services, scrutinise the robustness of safeguarding arrangements, and to oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of performance management arrangements.
The Committee also monitors equality performance in relation to health outcomes, patient access and experience, and promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement
Finance and Turnaround Committee
This Committee exists to scrutinise arrangements for ensuring the delivery of the CCG’s statutory financial duties, including the achievement of the CCG’s Financial Recovery Plan and QIPP targets.
The Committee will review the monthly financial performance and identify key issues and risks requiring discussion or decision by the Governing Body.
Audit and Governance Committee
This Committee exists to:
In carrying out this work the Committee will primarily utilise the work of internal audit, external audit and other assurance functions, but will not be limited to these sources