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All formal Governing Body meetings of the NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group are held in public.
The Governing Body usually meets on a bi-monthly basis to make decisions about health priorities. These are not public meetings in the normal sense but they are Governing Body meetings held in public. The main difference is that the public are entitled to come along and listen to the Governing Body discussion, but they are not able to take part or ask questions during the formal meeting.
However, the decision of the Governing Body affect many people in NHS South Lincolnshire, and the Governing Body would like the public to be more aware of the decisions taken, so preceding the meeting there will be an informal opportunity for members of the public to meet Governing Body members.
Council of Members
The Council of Members provides a forum for practice representatives to come together to make collective decisions as a member organisation, ensuring active participation by each member practice.
The Council of Members can challenge and hold to account the Governing Body for the discharge of the functions and responsibilities delegated to it.
The Council of Members consists of a representative from each of the 13 member practices.
The purpose of the Clinical Committee is to secure and maintain clinical ownership and involvement of the member practices through each of the practice representatives. It provides a forum for member practices to meet, discuss and provide clinical advice and input into CCG strategy and developments.
The Clinical Committee is Chaired by the Clinical Chair of the CCG.
The Committee routinely meets with the Clinical Executive Committee from South West Lincolnshire CCG.
Audit and Risk Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to provide assurance to the Governing Body and Members’ Council on the design, implementation and effectiveness of internal controls and to provide scrutiny over the discharge of the CCG’s statutory functions, including the delivery of financial duties.
Since September 2017 the South Lincolnshire CCG Audit and Risk Committee has met with the South West Lincolnshire CCG Audit and Risk Committee under a ‘Committees in Common’ arrangement. Each Committee retains responsibility for its own functions and remains accountable to its Governing Body and has its own Terms of Reference.
The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Governing Body on determinations about pay and remuneration for employees of the Clinical Commissioning Group and people who provide services to the CCG and allowances under any pension scheme it might establish as an alternative to the NHS pension scheme.
Since October 2017 the Committee has met under a Committees in Common arrangement with the Remuneration Committee from South West Lincolnshire CCG.
Quality and Patient Experience Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to provide assurance that commissioned services are being delivered to a high quality/standard and in a safe manner, ensuring that quality sits at the heart of everything the clinical commissioning group does, to monitor early warning signs of gaps in assurance together with actions required to mitigate identified risks and to make recommendations for the continued improvement in quality, safety and patient experience.
It also ensures the CCG takes account of the patient voice in order to better understand local need and support the CCG’s responsibilities to commission services tailored to local requirements.
Since July 2017 the Committee has met in under a Committees in Common arrangement with the Quality and Patient Experience Committee (QPEC) from South West Lincolnshire CCG.
Primary Care Commissioning Committee
NHS South Lincolnshire CCG was approved to take on delegated arrangements by NHS England in respect of primary care commissioning from 1 April 2015.
The Primary Care Commissioning Committee was established to provide assurance to the CCG over the management of primary care contracts and a provide a decision making body, managing conflicts of interest issues.
The Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings are held in public and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe, but there is no facility to ask questions. The meetings are usually held on a bi-monthly basis.
Members of the Committee:
- CCG Three Lay Members
- CCG Chief Officer
- CCG Chief Finance Officer
- CCG Executive Nurse
- CCG Chief Operating Officer
- Secondary Care Doctor
The Committee is supported by representatives from the following organisations:
- Central Midlands Local Team NHS England
- Lincolnshire County Council
- Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board
Finance and QIPP Delivery Committee
The Finance and QIPP Delivery Committee was established as a Committee in Common with South West Lincolnshire CCG at the beginning of 2017/18. The purpose of the Committee is to provide assurance to the CCGs on the management of financial matters, (uality, Innovation, Prevention and Productivity (QIPP) delivery and associated contract performance.
The Committee usually meets bi-monthly and is Chaired by the South Lincolnshire CCG Lay Member for Finance and Primary Care.
East Midlands Affiliated Commissioning Committee
This is a joint committee shared with other CCGs within East Midlands and is accountable to the South Lincolnshire CCG Governing Body. The function of the Committee is to work collaboratively on the development and maintenance of:
a) Policies for services which CCGs have responsibility for commissioning;
b) New policies identified as being appropriate for identical implementation on a regional scale.