Understanding of integrated governance and awareness of components of good integrated governance responsibilities (individual and corporate)

These products will be of help to individual leaders, senior teams and governing bodies:

The Model Constitution Framework for CCGs

This Framework co-produced with the NHS, provides a template covering the areas CCGs will wish to consider when drawing up a constitution. It brings together all the elements of the proposed legislation and suggests a format to follow.  It also includes three templates for governing body committees.

Governing body committees: templates for terms of reference

These templates for the audit, remuneration and quality committees have been co-produced with the NHS for emerging CCGs to use when developing their own governance structures.

Best Practice Resource Toolkit for the Appointment of Lay Members to Governing Bodies

Web based resource/toolkit covering all the steps Clinical Commissioning Groups may wish to consider in the appointment process for lay members. Includes practical checklists and points to consider throughout the process from drawing up the role description through shortlisting, interview and appointment, as well as suggested templates for shortlisting, interview records and letters.

Single point of contact/ helpdesk supported by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority  for all queries relating to CCG governance resources.

Towards establishment: Creating responsive and accountable CCGs

Governance guidance for emerging CCGs

NHS Audit Committee Handbook 2011

The NHS Audit Committee Handbook is designed to assist audit committees as they review and reassess their system of governance, risk management and internal control to ensure that it remains effective and fit for purpose.  It is a useful reference document and  background for CCGs leaders with an interest governance matters.  It  describes good practice although it is not specific to CCGs and nor does it address the unique nature of this new type of NHS statutory body as a membership organisation.

Early Warning Systems in the NHS Review of early warning systems in the NHS, National Quality Board Feb 2010

National Quality Board review of the systems and processes in place for the NHS for safeguarding quality and preventing serious failures. The report sets out how the system should work in the future in order to prevent serious failures in quality. Pages 36-37 set out the commissioner responsibilities.

NHS Institute’s Leadership series: Leading the board

A one day workshop introducing the legal requirements of public sector governance, and the responsibilities of the CCG governing body. Review your current structures, procedures and team working in the light of best practice.

NHS Institute’s CCG governance: the legal landscape

This two-hour webinar reviews  best practice and case law for board members of public sector bodies. Consider the implications for your CCG’s governing body members, processes and procedures.

Building icon - shows that the resource is something to attendNAPC’s Commissioning Academy: Governance and accountability for clinical commissioners

Following participation in this module you will have a much clearer understanding of what good governance is all about and why it is so essential for clinical commissioners. You will understand what you need to do to ensure good governance between and across practices to your consortium board and you will have a much clearer feel about how you might ensure your CCG is accountable and how your accountable officer can discharge their duties safely. You will end up with an action plan to use back at base to test out how robust your arrangements are locally.

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NAPC / Hempsons’ 10-step guide to legal support for CCG authorisation

This guide aims to help CCGs understand what they have to do to be ready for the self-certification and assessment processes of CCG authorisation.

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