Agenda item

NHS CCG Darlington Governance Arrangements

Presentation by  NHS Darlington CCG


Karen Hawkins, Director of Commissioning and Transformation, NHS Darlington CCG gave a presentation on governance arrangements of the NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


The presentation gave background to the CCGs who are responsible for recruiting and selecting their leadership team under the NHS Act 2012 and referred to the newly appointed Single Accountable Officer, Dr. O’Brien across the five CCG’s supported by a Joint Management Team.


The presentation highlighted the benefits of the five CCG’s working collaboratively and confirmed that place based commissioning was to continue and there was to be no change to existing governance or decision making and will retain a local clinical voice and leadership.


Following discussion thereon Members agreed with all CCG’s retaining their autonomy and requested confirmation that this Scrutiny Committee would still have an input in the Integrated Care System working regionally.


RESOLVED – (a) That the thanks of this Scrutiny Committee be extended to the Director of Commissioning and Transformation for her informative presentation.


(b) That Members receive a further update at a future meeting.