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 and Patient Committee
- Finance and Performance Committee
Information about all CCG Committees can be found in the CCG’s Governance Handbook.
- Audit and Risk CommitteeThe 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: Mr Pete Moore, Chair Ms Sue Liburd Mrs Fenella Chambers The Terms of Reference for the Audit and Risk Committee are included in both the CCG Constitution and CCG Governance Handbook.
- Remuneration CommitteeThe Remuneration Committee is accountable to the Board 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 the Non-Executive Directors, one of whom will Chair the meetings (this does not include the Audit and Risk Committee Chair). The Remuneration Committee Chair is Mrs Fenella Chambers.
- Primary Care Commissioning CommitteeThe 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: Dr Gerry McSorley, Non-Executive Director (Chair) Mr Murray Macdonal, Non-Executive Director (Vice Chair) Ms Sue Liburd, Non-Executive Director Mr Pete Moore, Non-Executive Director Mr John Turner, Chief Executive or nominated deputy Mr Matt Gaunt, Director of Finance and Contracting or nominated deputy Mr Martin Fahy, Director of Nursing and Quality or nominated deputy Dr David Boldy, Secondary Care Doctor Mrs Sandra Williamson, Chief Operating Officer Dr John Parkin, GP Member Regular attendees Mr Adrian Audis, NHSE/I Representative Cllr Sue Woolley, Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board Healthwatch Representative Mrs Wendy Martin, Associate Director of Nursing Dr Kieran Sharrock/Ms Kate Pilton, Local Medical Committee (LMC) (observers)
- Quality and Patient Experience CommitteeThe Quality and Patient Experience Committee is accountable to the Board and provides assurance by regularly reviewing commissioned patients’ experiences, specific quality improvement initiatives and any serious failure in quality. Membership of the Committee is as follows: Mr Jim Connolly, Non-Executive Director (Chair) Dr Gerry McSorley, Non-Executive Director (Vice Chair) Mrs Fenella Chambers, Non-Executive Director Mrs Janet Inman, Non-Executive Director Mr Martin Fahy, Director of Nursing and Quality Mrs Wendy Martin, Associate Nurse, Director, West Locality Mrs Rebecca Neno, Deputy Associate Nurse, South Locality Mrs Pamela Palmer, Associate Nurse Director, South West Locality Mrs Sarah Southall, Deputy Associate Nurse, East Locality Mrs Sandra Williamson, Chief Operating Officer, East Locality Dr David Boldy, Secondary Care Doctor Dr David Baker, Locality Clinical Lead, South West Regular attendees: Healthwatch Representative CCG Engagement Lead The Terms of Reference for the Quality and Patient Experience Committee are included in the CCG Governance Handbook.
- Finance and Performance CommitteeThe Finance and Performance Committee is accountable to the Board and provides assurance that the financial strategy, financial policies and Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) plans effectively support the CCG’s financial position. Mr Murray Macdonald, Non-Executive Director (Chair) Mr Jim Connolly, Non-Executive Director (Vice Chair) Mrs Janet Iman, Non-Executive Director Mr Matt Gaunt, Director of Finance and Contracting Deputy Chief Finance Officers or Senior Finance Lead Locality Clinician The Terms of Reference for the Finance and Performance Committee are included in the CCG Governance Handbook.