Council of Members
The Council of Members comprises a senior clinical representative from each member practice that make up the and ensures that the Group’s activities retain a clear clinical focus with member engagement.
The main function of the governing body is to ensure that the group has made appropriate arrangements for ensuring that the CCG exercises its functions effectively, efficiently and economically. Where appropriate, matters are delegated to a Committee or individual and this is outlined within the CCG’s Scheme of Reservation and Delegation. The Governing Body also receives formal updates from each of its Committees to enable it to consider the work and effectiveness of the respective Committee and to receive assurance relating to delivery of their terms of reference.
The Remuneration Committee is a statutory Committee established to advise/recommend to the Governing Body the appropriate remuneration and terms of service for employees and members of the Governing Body. It also reviews and advises on business cases for early retirement or redundancy. The Committee is Chaired by a Lay Member.
Audit & Assurance Committee
The Audit and Assurance Committee is accountable to the Governing Body and provides the Governing Body with n independent and objective view of the CCG’s compliance with its statutory responsibilities. The Committee is responsible for arranging appropriate internal and external audit functions. The Committee is Chaired by a Lay Member.
The Executive Committee is a committee of the Governing Body that operates as a forum for discussion, decision and assurance of the operational management of the CCG in support of the Governing Body and its committees in:
- ensuring the continued development of the CCG;
- overseeing and accounting for delivery of the CCG’s strategic objectives and their supporting plans;
- supporting the development of effective collaboration across the local health economy, and
- managing and monitoring clinical quality, financial performance and activity.
This Committee provides assurance to the Governing Body that commissioned services are being delivered in a high quality and safe manner. The Committee is responsible for ensuring the appropriate governance systems and processes are in place to commission, monitor and ensure the delivery of high quality safe patient care in commissioned services.
Primary Care Commissioning Committee
The Committee has a primary purpose of commissioning primary medical services for the people of Tees Valley CCG. The role of the Committee is to carry out the functions relating to the commissioning of primary medical services under Section 13Z of the NHS Act, except those relating to individual GP performance management, which have been reserved to NHS England.
The Southern Individual Funding Request Panel
The Funding Panel, which is a collaboration between CCGs and is accountable to the CCG’s Governing Body, considers all Individual Funding Requests and decides whether or not to support individual requests on the basis of the information provided by a patients’ clinician to the Committee. Requests are assessed for access to treatment within the commissioning authority of the CCG.
Southern Collaborative Joint Committee
Northern Joint Committee
The CCG is a member of the Cumbria and the North East CCG Joint Committee. Membership includes:
- NHS County Durham CCG
- NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire & Whitby CCG
- NHS Tees Valley CCG
- NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG
- NHS North Cumbria CCG
- NHS Northumberland CCG
- NHS North Tyneside CCG
- NHS South Tyneside CCG
- NHS Sunderland CCG
The role of this Committee is to make decisions on subjects recommended to it by the Northern CCG Forum which will develop an annual work plan for the Joint Committee to be approved by each of the CCGs as part of the annual review of the Terms of Reference. These will be confined to issues that pertain to all CCG areas in Cumbria and the North East.