Our Governance structure

Updated on 4 June 2018

We aim to serve the needs of the entire community and we report and explain the decisions we make on behalf of the community in a responsive and appropriate way.

Our governance structure provides the transparency, inclusiveness and effectiveness we have promised to deliver as an accountable organisation.

Council of Representatives

  Dr Paula Evans

  Chair of the Council of Representatives

                                                                                                                       
The Council of Representatives are clinical representatives that have been nominated by each practice. Each clinical representative also has a named, clinically qualified deputy that attends the meetings in the absence of the main representative.

The Council is a closed meeting that takes place bi-monthly with one meeting being the CCG’s AGM.

The primary duties of the Council of Representatives

Engage with the clinical commissioning process to provide local intelligence to inform commissioning decisions.

Support the development of a local healthcare strategy that fits the needs of the local population.

Support the Governing Body in the managing, monitoring and redesigning of service delivery to meet local healthcare needs.

Our Governing Body  

  Dr Nigel Wells

  Clinical Chair if the Governing Body

                                                                                                                      

 


The Governing Body plays a central role in the organisation. It has responsibility for ensuring that we operate effectively, efficiently and in accordance with our principles of good governance.

Audit Committee

Chair of the Audit Committe - to be announced

The Audit Committee has delegated responsibility from the Governing Body for the oversight of:

  • integrated governance;
  • risk management and internal control;
  • internal audit, external audit;
  • reviewing the findings of other significant assurance functions;
  • counter fraud and security management;
  • financial reporting.

Quality and Patient Experience Committee

  Keith Ramsay

  Chair of the Quality and Patient Experience Committee





 

Primary Care Commissioning Committee

  Keith Ramsay

  Chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee






The new primary care commissioning arrangements are part of a series of changes set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View strategy to deliver a new deal for primary care.

This is another step towards giving patients, communities and clinicians more involvement in deciding on what local health services should look like.

In April 2015, we assumed full responsibility for contractual GP performance management, budget management and the design and implementation of local incentive schemes. The total budget to deliver this is £40.2m. The potential benefits of commissioning for the public and patients include:

  • improved access to primary care and wider out-of-hospitals services, with more services available closer to home;
  • high quality out-of-hospitals care;
  • improved health outcomes, equity of access, reduced inequalities;
  • a better patient experience through more joined up services.

Click here to read the Primary Care Commissioning Delegation Agreement for the Vale of York.

The committee meets at West Offices in York and members of the public are welcome to attend. Primary Care Commissioning Committee dates and papers are available via the links below.

Upcoming meetings

Date and time Venue Agenda and papers
Thursday 26 July 2018 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA Minutes from previous meeting
Thursday 27 September 2018 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA  
2019    
Thursday 24 January 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.00 West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA  
Thursday 28 March 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA  


Previous meetings

Tuesday 22 May 2018 - meeting papers and minutes of previous meeting

Tuesday 27 March 2018 - meeting papers and minutes of previous meeting

Wednesday 24 January 2018 - meeting papers and minutes of previous meeting

Wednesday 22 November 2017 - meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting, bar item 9
- item 9

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Tuesday 25 July 2017 - Meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Tuesday 30 May 2017 -  Meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Tuesday 28 February 2017 – Meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Tuesday 20 December 2016 – Meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Thursday 2 June 2016 – Meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Tuesday 29 March 2016 – Meeting papers and minutes of the previous meeting

Thursday 17 September 2015 – Meeting papers

For queries regarding the Primary Care Commissioning Committee, please contact michelesaidman@nhs.net.

A glossary of commonly used terms by the Primary Care Commissioning Committee is available here.

Finance and Performance Committee

  David Booker

  Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee



 

 

The Finance and Performance Committee ensures that the CCG had strong contractual and quality performance, clinically appropriate and safe services and ensures that this is delivered within the financial plan.

Where the Committee deems necessary, matters of concern are escalated to the Governing Body.  Safeguarding and child protection policies / procedures are standing items on the agenda.

Remuneration Committee

  Keith Ramsay

  Chair of the Remuneration Committee







The Remuneration Committee has delegated authority from the Governing Body to determine pay and remuneration of CCG staff. This includes:

  • development pay;
  • the use of Recruitment and Retention Premiums;
  • annual salary awards where applicable;
  • allowances under any pension scheme;
  • severance payments (seeking HM approval as appropriate);
  • receipt and review of new policies and instructions relating to remuneration.

Committee meetings - Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for all the CCG's committees can be found here

 

 

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