Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups - 5 November 2020
29th October 2020
COVID-19 Update – 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 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.
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 with no live stream available and members of the public will not be able to attend. The agenda, papers and minutes 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.
The next Joint Committee of CCGs meeting will take place on Thursday 5 November 2020 - 1-3pm.
If you have any questions to put to the JCCCGs relating to items on the agenda for the meeting on Thursday 5 November 2020, please forward these in advance by 5pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.