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Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations that plan and buy 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 will be referred to this committee 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 independently of the health organisations.

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 Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System Team on 01253 951630 or by emailing 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.

The terms of reference for this meeting are available here (PDF, 885KB).

Find out more about changes to the structure of Joint Committee Clinical Commissioning Groups.

COVID-19 Update – Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Whilst under normal circumstances the public are able to attend formal meetings of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCGs),  which is held in public, Government social isolation requirements constitute ‘special reasons’ to avoid face to face gatherings, as permitted by legislation. Therefore, until further notice all meetings of the JCCCGs will be held virtually by default. The agenda and papers for formal meetings of the committee will continue to be published on the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website as normal.

Regarding public questions, we are happy to continue to take any questions received electronically concerning specific agenda items, however we may need to defer any questions should the focus of the meeting need to be re-prioritised at short notice as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Between May and July, Joint Committee of CCG members have held informal virtual meetings which covered topics related to the NHS response to the COVID-19 pandemic and system development in response to national guidance. 

Upcoming meetings

  • Thursday 4 March 2021 - 1-3pm
  • Thursday 13 May 2021 - 1-3pm 
  • Thursday 15 July 2021 - 1-3pm 
  • Thursday 9 September 2021 - 1-3pm 
  • Thursday 11 November 2021 - 1-3pm 

A response will be sent directly to the individual who raised the question.

We recognise that the meeting papers are not currently in an accessible format and we are working towards fixing this for future meetings. If you require this document in a different format please contact us and we will look into your request. 

Watch previous meetings

Joint Committee of CCG meetings are recorded and streamed live. These are available to watch using the link below. Please note: virtual meetings, which are how meetings will be held in response to COVID-19, are unable to be streamed live.

Watch livestreams from the Joint Committee of CCGs on YouTube (opens in new window)