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Decision making

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria has formed a committee to make decisions on health and healthcare.

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations that plan and buy health and healthcare for their communities. The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCG) is a meeting of the CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria and will be responsible for making decisions about any future proposals referred to it by the CCGs. Decisions that will be referred if they require a Lancashire and South Cumbria approach, but most decisions about healthcare will continue to be taken locally.

The committee is held in public and chaired by Phil Watson CBE, who is independent of the health organisations. Following the meeting there will be an opportunity for questions from the public to the Committee.

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups consists of GPs and lay members from each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Chief Executives from Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council, representatives from district Councils and local Healthwatch attend the meetings.

If members of the public would like to attend, they are asked to contact the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Team on 01253 951630 or by emailing healthier.lsc@nhs.net and provide details of any specific requirements they might have.

Please let us know about your plans as it enables us to organise drinks and seating arrangements at the venue.

We will ensure that the committee meetings will be held in venues across Lancashire and South Cumbria to enable people to attend. In order to make best use of NHS money, we are using public sector premises which will let us use their premises without charge. We apologise in advance if this means we are unable to hold meetings in all boroughs because of charging policies.

Click here to view dates on our events calendar If you have questions about this committee, ask them here

Joint Committee of CCGs documents & downloads

Who is on the committee?

Chair: Mr Phil Watson

Voting members:

  • Dr Gora Bangi - NHS Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Geoffrey O’Donoghue - NHS Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Andrew Bennett - NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Alex Gaw - NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Graham Burgess - NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Chris Clayton - NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Mary Dowling - NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Adam Janjua - NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Roy Fisher - NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Marie Williams - NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Phil Huxley - NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Mark Youlton - NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Paul Kingan - NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Doug Soper - NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Debbie Corcoran - NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Sumantra Mukerji - NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group