About our Governing Body
Each CCG is led by its Governing Body which plays a key role in the strategic oversight of the CCG and for the development of our vision and strategy, approving our commissioning plans and consultation arrangements, and monitoring the performance and quality improvement of our providers.
Our Governing Bodies are also there to ensure that there is good governance and to promote a culture of strong engagement with patients, their carers, GP members, the public and other stakeholders about the activity and progress of the CCG.
Good governance guidance states that effective NHS boards and governing bodies demonstrate leadership by undertaking three key roles:
- Formulating strategy for the organisation
- Ensuring accountability by holding the organisation to account for the delivery of the strategy, by being accountable for ensuring the organisation operates effectively and with openness, transparency and candour and by seeking assurance that systems of control are robust and reliable
Shaping a healthy culture for the board and the organisation
Underpinning these three roles are three building blocks that allow NHS boards and governing bodies to exercise their role properly:
- Are informed by the external context within which they must operate
- Are informed by, and shape the intelligence which provides an understanding of local people’s needs, trends and comparative information on how the organisation is performing together with market and stakeholder analyses
- Give priority to engagement with stakeholders and opinion formers within and beyond the organisation; the emphasis here is on building a healthy dialogue with, and being accountable to, patients, the public, staff, governors, commissioners and regulators
The composition of the Governing Bodies for NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, NHS East Sussex CCG and NHS West Sussex CCG from the 1 April 2020 is set out below.
Each of our Governing Bodies will comprise the following key individuals:
- Clinical Chair
- Lay Vice Chair
- Locality Representatives – drawn from the localities covered by the CCG
- Lay Members – covering Finance, Governance and Patient and Public engagement
- Clinical Members – covered by a Registered Nurse, Secondary Care Clinician and a GP
- Executive Directors – Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
- Non-voting members – drawn from either the Director of Public Health, the Director of Adult Social Care or the Director of Children’s Services