Our Meetings

We have established Boards and Committees to ensure we set the right goals for our local area, are taking the right actions to achieve these goals, are using public money effectively and are meeting all our legal and ethical obligations. These groups, along with our Constitution and policies mean we have a robust system of internal control.

Our main boards and committees are set out below.

You can see our boards and committee structure here.

Council of Members

Our Council of Members comprises of representatives from the 45 GP practices in the city and has overall authority for everything we do.

This board agree our vision, values and overall strategic direction for the organisation. Our constitution, commissioning strategy and appointing the members of our Governing Body are all agreed by our board. They also receive performance updates on how well we are meeting our strategic objectives.

During 2016-17, the board agreed key appointments to our Governing Body, signed off our annual workplan and approved the Primary Care Blueprint for Hull. The Council of Members also approved the CCG taking on “delegated commissioning” responsibilities from April 2017. The board also considered a wide range of items including quality, performance and strategy.

CCG Governing Body

Our Governing Body – The CCG Board –  makes sure we can function effectively, efficiently and economically. It’s responsibilities include developing our vision and strategy, demonstrating to our Council of Members that we are achieving our objectives and setting allowances for people providing a service to the CCG.

In the last financial year, the body agreed the 2016-17 Operational Plan, Performance and Quality Reports and reviewed the emerging Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Plan and Partnership. It also considered and approved a number of high value contracts throughout the year.

Our Board meets bi-monthly with an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the public sessions and the AGM.

See the meeting dates and papers here.

Learn more about our board members here.

Planning and Commissioning Committee

Our Planning and Commissioning Committee is responsible for making sure that our planning, commissioning activities and procurement all support our objectives. This committee develops our Commissioning Plan and identifies the key areas of our performance to monitor in detail.

The committee’s activities in the last financial year included developing and supporting the social prescribing procurement, reviewing clinical commissioning policies, the Hull Integrated Care Centre business plans and public health programmes.

The Terms of Reference are here.

Quality and Performance Committee

The Quality and Performance Committee is responsible for the continuing development, monitoring and reporting of our performance. In particular the committee looks at how we are improving the quality of our services, the way we manage our finances and our management plans.

In 2016-17 the committee monitored our providers including carrying out in depth reviews, used the information from patients and scrutinised how well we are meeting our financial targets. It also carried out a review of our serious incident process.

The Terms of Reference are here

Primary Care Commissioning Committee

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee (previously the The Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee) is a joint committee between us and NHS England. It is responsible for commissioning primary care services across the city.

Over the last year this committee has reviewed GP contracts, mergers and services, the development of our social prescribing service and approved the use of our primary care resources.

The Terms of Reference are here.

The meeting dates and papers can be viewed here.

Integrated Audit and Governance Committee

Our Integrated Audit and Governance Committee is responsible for providing assurance to our Governing Body that we are managing and reporting on risk, control and governance appropriately and correctly. The committee focuses on our finances and our corporate, clinical and information governance.

During 2016-17 the committee’s activities included reviewing the Board Assurance Framework and Risk Register, reviewing reports from a variety of internal and external sources including external and internal audit who review our processes, NHS Protect  who are counter fraud services and the other committees of the Governing Body.

The Terms of Reference are here.

Remuneration Committee

The purpose of our Remuneration Committee is to advise and assist the Governing Body in meeting its responsibilities on setting pay, fees and other allowances for employees and for people who provide services to the CCG.

Highlights of the Committee’s activity in 2016-17 included considering staff performance frameworks and provider contract renewals.

The Terms of Reference are here.

  

Programme Delivery Board

A Programme Delivery Board has been created to agree priorities and monitor progress on delivering our Commissioning Strategy and Operational Plan.

The Terms of Reference are here.

Health and Wellbeing Board

This is a committee of Hull City Council and includes senior representatives from Hull CCG, the council, public health, adult social care, children’s services and Healthwatch. Board meetings are also attended by advisers who have specialist knowledge that can help members to carry out their duties. These include the Council Chief Executive, the Chief Officer of the Clinical Commissioning Group and a representative from the Hull Community Safety Partnership.

The group review local plans to make sure local need is being met in a joined up manner to make Hull resources go further. The board prepares the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Partners consult with the board on their strategies and plans.

Board meetings are open to the public, although certain items may need to be considered confidentially.

Visit the Hull City Council website for more information.

Standards and Codes of Conduct

Members of NHS Boards, Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies and NHS Managers are expected to meet core standards of conduct.  NHS England publishes governance guidelines which Clinical Commissioning Groups can choose to adopt.  These are published here.

The Code of Conduct of NHS Managers can be found here.

NHS Staff and anyone who holds a position within the CCG (e.g. board members, committee members etc) must tell the CCG about any actual or potential conflicts of interest they have. A conflict of interest is anything which could be deemed or assumed to affect the decisions they make about the work of the CCG. The conflict of interest policy is here and you can see the register of interests for our staff and board members here.

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