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 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.
The 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.
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.
Quality and Patient Experience Committee
The 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.
Finance and Performance Committee
The 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.