Our member GP practices are responsible for agreeing the CCG’s governance arrangements set out in our constitution, and for delegating commissioning responsibilities to CCG leaders, including members of its Governing Body.
Nearly a third of member practices are actively involved in the CCG’s leadership, with their GPs taking responsibility for roles on the Governing Body, as clinical leads or as nominated practice representatives.
In these cases, the CCG provides the cost of cover, enabling practices to release GPs for CCG work.
Practice representatives meet regularly, forming our clinical membership group. Their role is to share information on the work of the CCG with wider practice members, challenge and review CCG commissioning plans, feedback patients’ views, and engage regularly with clinical leaders and the Governing Body.
It’s our GP practice members’ in-depth knowledge of local people and their health needs that drives our plans and priorities.