The Constitution sets out the membership and composition of the Governing Body and its key sub-committees where decisions are made – the Clinical Executive Committee (CEC), Primary Care Commissioning Committee (Primary Care Medical Services), Audit Committee, Quality and Safety Committee, Finance and Performance Committee and Remuneration Committee. The Terms of Reference for each are set out in appendices of the Constitution. These groups provide the structure through which policy and strategy is agreed.
Roles and Responsibilities
There are some key documents that are referenced in the Constitution that set out the roles and responsibilities of officers, delegates and committees:
- Standing Orders – which sets out the arrangements for meetings, and the arrangements and the processes by which the key voting roles are nominated and elected to the Governing Body.
- Scheme of Reservation and Delegation – which sets out those decisions that are reserved for the membership as a whole and those decisions that are the responsibilities of the Group’s Governing Body, the Governing Body’s committees and sub-committees, the Group’s committees and sub-committees, individual members and employees.
-Prime Financial Policies – which sets out the arrangements for managing the Group’s financial affairs.
-Detailed Financial Policies - which sets out the standing financial instructions for the organisation.
Underpinning CCG Priorities
In line with national strategy and frameworks the CCG priorities set out in the Constitution include:
supporting local clinicians to work in a way that will enable them to empower service users.
shifting where people receive their care, where it is appropriate, from acute care to community care.
using the nine GP Localities and other Clinical Forums to gather information about local communities, in order to develop patient centred and appropriate health services.
working with communities and other organisations to develop an environment that improves health and wellbeing for adults, children and young people
reducing inequalities and supporting people to make healthier lifestyle choices
the implementation of a programme to deliver quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) thereby ensuring the resources used deliver the best possible value for service users, and that waste is minimised within our systems.