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Governance and committees

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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.

Primary duties

The primary duties of the Council of Representatives are to:

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




Beech Tree Surgery

Dr Nigel Wells (Chair)

Dalton Terrace Surgery

Dr Chris Dunn-Jones

East Parade Medical Practice

Dr Christopher Murray

Elvington Medical Practice

Dr Tim Longmore

Escrick Surgery

Dr Jeanette Lenthall

Front Street Surgery

Dr Gordon Orr

Haxby Group Practice

Dr Mark Pickard

Helmsley and Terrington Surgeries

Dr Nick Wilson

Jorvik Gillygate Practice

Dr Carolyn Forrest / Dr James Murray

Kirkbymoorside Surgery

Dr David Powell

Millfield Surgery

Dr Paula Evans


Dr Russell Saxby

Old School Medical Practice

Dr Robert Guion

Pickering Medical Practice

Dr Swami Thiagarajan

Pocklington Group Practice

Dr Tim Maycock

Posterngate Surgery

Dr Richard Stockley

Priory Medical Group

Dr Emma Broughton

Scott Road Medical Centre

Dr Ruth Walker

Sherburn Group Practice

Dr Andrew Peel

South Milford Surgery

Dr Peter Kemp

Stillington Surgery

Dr Neil Metcalfe

Tadcaster Medical Centre

Dr Andrew Inglis

Tollerton Surgery

Dr Sarah Utting

Unity Health

Dr Richard Wilcox

York Medical Group

Dr Rebecca Field


Our 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.

Dr Nigel Wells is the Clinical Chair.

Agendas and papers from previous meetings, a glossary of terms and abbreviations and the reflections of the Governing Body meetings by the Clinical Chair and its GP members are available to download from the publications section.

Upcoming Meetings
Date Time Venue Agenda and papers
2 December 2021 9:30am

West Offices, York


Message from the Clinical Chair of Governing Body, Dr Nigel Wells:

Our meeting on 2 December 2021 is the first meeting in person that the CCG Governing Body has had since the first National Lockdown in March 2020. Unfortunately, this has coincided with an increase in Covid-19 rates and therefore we are unable to offer access to members of the public to this meeting in person. The CCG has an obligation to its staff and the public to ensure safe distancing is possible in the working environment. For this reason, the meeting presenters will join the meeting via Microsoft Teams. We had hoped to live stream this meeting but as yet we are unable to utilise technology to allow for live streaming Microsoft teams and in person as a hybrid model. For that reason, the meeting will be recorded in full and an unedited version of that recording will be made available on the CCG's youtube channel immediately after the meeting.

NHS Vale of York CCG would thank you for your understanding in these still unprecedented times and apologise for any inconvenience this causes members of the public.

10.21 Governing Body Unconfirmed Minutes

3 February 2022 9:30am


To follow

31 March 2022 9:30am TBC To follow

Raising a matter or asking a question at the meeting

Prior to the start of the public meetings there is a period of up to 20 minutes for members of the public to raise a matter or ask a question. A maximum of three minutes per person will be allocated to do this.

Questions or matters must be registered in advance, in writing, no later than 5pm on the Monday previous to the meeting.

Write to Michele Saidman, Executive Assistant, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA or email

Audit Committee

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.

Phil Goatley is the Chair.

Quality and Patient Experience Committee

Public engagement and patient experience is formally reported through the Quality and Patient Experience Committee. Minutes and key actions feed into the Governing Body through a standing item on the agenda presented by the Chief Nurse.

The committee meets every two months and focuses on the quality of services, patient engagement and experience and to ensure that the service user voice is at the heart of every meeting, each committee begins with a patient story

Julie Hastings is the Chair.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee oversees the CCG’s work to implement the NHS General Practice Five Year Forward View strategy for primary care services in the Vale of York. Minutes and papers from this committee can be found here.

Julie Hastings is the Chair.

Finance and Performance Committee

The Finance and Performance Committee ensures that the CCG has strong contractual and quality performance that is clinically appropriate, safe and delivered within the financial allocation for the Vale of York.

David Booker is the Chair.

Remuneration Committee

The 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.

Phil Goatley is the Chair.

Declarations of interest

The CCG maintains registers of interest for its decision-making committees and the organisation as a whole, and the latest version of each can be found on the Publications page of the CCG website by searching for “interests”.

Our constitution

Our constitution is available for download here.

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