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In order to discharge its duties effectively, the Board has a number of formally constituted Committees as set out in the CCG Constitution and Corporate Governance Handbook, which includes the Scheme of Reservation and Delegation.

The CCG’s Governing Body has three statutory committees. They ensure the CCG is compliant with statutory responsibilities and functions.

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee

The CCG has also established a number of non-statutory Committees:

  • Quality Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Four Locality Clinical Committees

Information about all CCG Committees can be found in the CCG’s Governance Handbook.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee provides the Board with assurance and CCG member practices 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.

Three of the seven Non-Executive Directors are members of the Audit and Risk Committee.

The Non-Executive Director with a lead role in overseeing key elements of governance will Chair the Audit and Risk Committee.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee is accountable to the Governing Body and makes recommendations about the appropriate remuneration and terms of service for all staff including the Chief Executive, Directors, other Very Senior Managers and clinicians. This does not include the Non-Executive Directors.

Non-Executive Directors remuneration will be determined by a panel of Board members as established by the CCG Chair. Further details are set out in the CCG Governance Handbook.

The Committee comprises of three Non-Executive Directors, one of whom will Chair the meetings (this does not include the Audit and Risk Committee Chair).

Primary Care Commissioning Committee

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee has been established in line with the terms of the delegation from NHS England in relation to primary care commissioning functions. The Committee reports to the Board and to NHS England.

Membership of the Committee is as follows:

  • Three/Four Non-Executive Directors
  • Chief Executive or nominated Deputy
  • Director of Finance or nominated Deputy
  • Director of Nursing (Chief Nurse) or nominated Deputy
  • Secondary Care Doctor
  • GP Member
  • Lincolnshire CCG